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Purchasing as a bundle will provide better value. The lessons are colour coded to match the lessons in the unit overview. All lessons come with worksheets required.
You will need to provide your own books/stories and other classroom basics. This unit of work has been set up so that you can use any fictional works, rather than requiring certain books. Each lesson has a list of resources needed…some are optional.
We have provided fiction suggestions and links to useful websites.
This unit targets some of the Content Descriptions included in Year 1 English in the Australian Curriculum.
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Objectives of Unit:
- Student learn the difference between fiction and non-fiction.
- Students compare Australian fiction to fiction from other countries and culture.
- Students build knowledge on the parts that make up a fiction piece, in particular a narrative.
- Students gather parts of a story over time to create their own fictional tale.
Lesson 1 Introduction
- This lesson introduces children to fiction as a whole range of different texts.
- Checks for student understanding of true and not true and understand fiction is not true.
- Introduces the structure of fictional stories compared to non-fiction.
- Learns about how fiction is ordered.
Lesson 2 Characters
- look at how we get to know the characters through what they look like, what they do and what they say.
- Work on descriptions by playing a game – What Am I
- Alike and different – compare book characters from other cultures/countries to those from Australia.
- Create - Me as a character and compare to a friend’s character.
Lesson 3 Setting
- Paint/Describe a scene from an unseen book for children to draw…peer assessment.
- Create a setting using a Y chart – what does it look like, feel like, sound like?
- Looks briefly at writing a sentence on where and when so students can write their own sentence describing a magical setting..
- Create a word bank of new words contributed by students that describe a fictional setting and make them into a Wordle or word cloud for display in the classroom.
Lesson 4 The Plot
- Discuss how stories can be told different ways – orally, in books, on the screen, through plays.
- Break up a story into story strips and have children sort them into the correct order.
- Look at what makes up a plot using a story map.
- Brainstorm ideas for a problem in groups for sharing with the class and use a problem solving circle to come up with solutions.
Lesson 5 Act it Out
- Talk about how movies and plays they see are often fiction.
- Take a section of the story and act it out together.
- Take some dialogue from the book you are focusing on and act it out in different ways.
- Spend some time doing mime where children act something quick and simple out for the rest of the class to guess, e.g. mowing the lawn, having a shower, walking the dog.
- Have children create their own story in groups around an object.
Lesson 6 Responding to Texts
- Have children bring their favourite fictional book from home or their parent’s favourite book.
- Children discuss and share their favourite story.
- Children create an artwork that expands on the cover of their favourite book.
- Children reflect on their art piece.
Lesson 7 Text Creation
- Use the ideas already collected from lesson 3 and 4 - the setting and the plot. Discuss and expand on this using the story map and think out loud so the children know what you are thinking as you write. Allow children to contribute as you write it up.
- Use the microphone provided to track contributions and help children feel comfortable with contributing.
- Work through all the parts of a story now as a whole class using the story map.
- Create the characters for the story using the eight squares strategy.
- Create the story as a whole class.
- Revisit to make sure no part of the story has been missed.
Lesson 8 Create Your Own Story
- Children revisit the structure of a fictional piece.
- Children are introduced to expectations of their work through a rubric.
- Children create their own story using the flip chart which acts a scaffold to help them succeed.
Total Pages: 95
Content Descriptions included: ACELA1444, ACELA1787, ACELA1447, ACELA1451, ACELA1452, ACELA1453, ACELT1581, ACELT1582, ACELT1583, ACELT1584, ACELT1586, ACELT1832, ACELY1655, ACELY1656, ACELY1788, ACELY1657, ACELY1658, ACELY1660, ACELY1661, ACELY1662
Teaching Strategies: Venn diagram, think pair share, mind map, Likert scale, prop, story strips, Y chart, brainstorming, corners, sorting circles, word cloud, acting, story strips/sequencing, problem solving circle. story map, mime, flip book, doughnut teaching strategy
Assessment: story strip, traffic lights, records/observation, rubric, self assessment, peer assessment, story map, performance, reflection, anecdotal records, flip book