An interactive way to learn and apply inference skills based on Ray Bradbury’s A Sound of Thunder. This lessons also contains The Simpson’s appropriation of the plot to help lower abilty pupils understand the Bradybury’s plot.
This is a whole lesson on skimming and scanning for a mid ability ks3 group. There is a video clip that tests pupils’ skimming and scanning skills as well as multiple questions (you can pick and choose which ones you wish to do depending on ability).
This is a whole lesson on explicit and implicit skills aimed at lower ability children. The lesson is based on text Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone CHAPTER ONE ‘THE BOY WHO LIVED’ and also contains a physical activity that allows pupils to infer and ‘act’ out the image.
A ready made lesson with stretch and differentiated activities engaging pupils to consider the deliberate use of 16 poetic devices. The following devices are covered:
This is a lesson introducing pupils to structure through the notion of story mountains (they have the opportunity to create their own) as well as a look at Todorov’s Narrative Theory before moving on to analysing an extract from Bradbury’s A Sound of Thunder.