The Iron Man by Ted Hughes: Whole-class reading unit (or guided reading plan)
I'm a big advocate of whole-class reading over the carousel method of guided reading! However this planning could also be used with a small guided reading group.

This is a plan for roughly 3 weeks' worth of reading lessons (12 sessions. Each session lasts about 30-40 mins). It's based on the new year 5/6 reading curriculum.

I've included a "3-mark question" in some of the sessions and based my example answers round the 'PEE' style structure. The accompanying notebook can be used during the lessons so the questions can be displayed on the board for children to see - everything should be there for you! :)

***It has now become apparent that 'PEE' is far from a useful method to answer 3-mark SATs style questions. However, I'm going to keep them in the resource as I still think it's a good way to develop children's written responses in general. Rhoda Wilson has written an excellent blog here that explains how to write 3-mark responses for SATs: ***


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Created: Feb 15, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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