Mysteries of Harris Burdick (KS2, Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

Mysteries of Harris Burdick (KS2, Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for the puzzling enigma of 'The Mysteries of Harris Burdick' by Chris Van Allsburg. Suitable for Key Stage 2. It contains tried and tested ideas for: - engaging your class in vibrant discussion - applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing - illuminating their work with innovative artwork This 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. Story synopsis: This book is a collection of illustrations and captions - a snapshot of the work of author Harris Burdick who disappeared 30 years ago. Or did he? In fact, is any of this real? Forming the perfect starting point for creative writing, these spooky, funny and just plain weird stories will definitely get your class talking. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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Wolves in the Walls (KS1 & LKS2, Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

Wolves in the Walls (KS1 & LKS2, Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for the madcap story of 'The Wolves in the Walls' by Neil Gaiman. Suitable for Key Stage 1 & Lower Key Stage 2. It contains tried and tested ideas for: - engaging your class in vibrant discussion - applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing - illuminating their work with innovative artwork This 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. Story synopsis: When the wolves come out of the walls, all manner of mayhem is let loose in Lucy's house. With the help of her stuffed toy pig, Lucy leads the family to reclaim their home from the mischievous wolves in this funny, strange story. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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The Whale (KS2, Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

The Whale (KS2, Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for the intriguing picture book 'The Whale' by Ethan and Vita Murrow. Suitable for Key Stage 2. It contains tried and tested ideas for: - engaging your class in vibrant discussion - applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing - illuminating their work with innovative artwork This 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. Story synopsis: Two young explorers go to sea to solve the mystery of the great whale hoax 50 years before. Beautifully illustrated, their amazing discovery brings to light questions of destiny, coincidence and fate. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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The Great Bear (KS2, Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

The Great Bear (KS2, Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for the beautifully poignant picture book The Great Bear by Libby Gleeson with illustrations by Armin Greder. Suitable for Key Stage 2. It contains tried and tested ideas for: - engaging your class in vibrant discussion - applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing - illuminating their work with innovative artwork This 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. Story synopsis: Across a nameless land, a traveling circus wows audiences with its star attraction: a dancing bear. One night, however, something awakens in the bear: a dream of freedom. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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All The World's A Stage: teaching Shakespeare in primary schools by Stefan & Maureen Kucharczyk

All The World's A Stage: teaching Shakespeare in primary schools by Stefan & Maureen Kucharczyk

All The World's A Stage: Inspiration for teaching Shakespeare in primary schools By Stefan and Maureen Kucharczyk, ARTiculate Education, 2017 44 page EBook in PDF format **NO NEED TO BUY THE SCHOOL LICENSE** Permission granted for photocopying within your institution. All other rights reserved. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This book of teaching resources will help you bring the magic and mystery of Shakespeare's plays to your primary school from Year 1 right up to Year 6. Designed by teachers, for teachers, these innovative planning resources will help guide you through bringing these classic plays to life. - Designed by two experienced primary school teachers - Whole school planning materials from Year 1 to Year 6 - A logical planning process that will guide you through your literacy topic - Tried and tested ideas - Clear links between writing, art, music, drama and discussion - In line with the 2014 National Curriculum - Supports inclusive learning
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Flotsam (KS1 and KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

Flotsam (KS1 and KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for David Wiesner's picture book masterpiece, Flotsam. Ideal for Key Stage 1 and 2. It contains tried and tested ideas for: - engaging your class in vibrant discussion - applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing - illuminating their work with innovative artwork This 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. Story synopsis: On a trip to the beach, a young boy finds an antique camera washed up on the shore. Once he gets the film developed, however, he realises that it is a glimpse into another, much stranger world. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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Wolves (KS1 Fiction/non fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

Wolves (KS1 Fiction/non fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for Emily Gravett's Wolves. Suitable for upper Key Stage 1. It contains tried and tested ideas for: - engaging your class in vibrant discussion - applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing - illuminating their work with innovative artwork This 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. Story synopsis: As rabbit goes to the library to find himself a good book about Wolves, we follow him on an unexpected journey where he discovers something with a long, bushy tail and sharp teeth... But is it in his imagination? For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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Little Beauty (KS1 & KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

Little Beauty (KS1 & KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for Anthony Browne's Little Beauty. Suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2. It contains tried and tested ideas for: - engaging your class in vibrant discussion - applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing - illuminating their work with innovative artwork This 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. Story synopsis: Not all is at it seems at this 'special' zoo, home to one miserable gorilla. He has everything he could ever need, except perhaps the most important thing: a friend! For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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The Shape Game (KS1 and KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

The Shape Game (KS1 and KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for Anthony Browne's classic picture book, The Shape Game. Ideal for Key Stage 1 and 2. It contains tried and tested ideas for: - engaging your class in vibrant discussion - applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing - illuminating their work with innovative artwork This 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. Story synopsis: On a family outing to the gallery, a young Anthony Browne is introduced to world of art - a moment that would change his life forever. He also learned a new game that would make him into the illustrator he is today! For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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Miranda the Explorer (KS1 & KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

Miranda the Explorer (KS1 & KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for Miranda the Explorer by James Mayhew (fiction). Suitable for Key Stage 1 and lower Key stage 2 It contains tried and tested ideas for: - engaging your class in vibrant discussion - applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing - illuminating their work with innovative artwork This 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. Story synopsis: After winning a competition, young Miranda wins a ride in a hot air balloon. Accidentally whisked away by the wind, she embarks on a round the world adventure and begins a cultural voyage of discovery. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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Macbeth (Upper KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

Macbeth (Upper KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for Shakespeare's Macbeth retold by Leon Garfield (Shakespeare Stories, (Puffin 1985). It also includes an activity to prompt discussion about the crimes of Macbeth. Suitable for upper Key Stage 2. It contains tried and tested ideas for: - engaging your class in vibrant discussion - applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing - illuminating their work with innovative artwork This 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. Story synopsis: Magic, jealousy and murder are at the heart of this tale charting the bloody rise and fall of Scottish soldier-king Macbeth. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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Bambert's Missing Stories (KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

Bambert's Missing Stories (KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for Bambert's Book of Missing Stories by Reinhardt Jung. Suitable for Key Stage 2. It contains tried and tested ideas for: - engaging your class in vibrant discussion - applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing - illuminating their work with innovative artwork This 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. Story synopsis: Struggling author Bambert lives a lonely, detached life with only his stories (and his greengrocer) for company. One night, following a conversation with the moon, he sets his stories loose attached to paper lanterns to find the characters and exotic settings that will make his stories come to life. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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Skywalker Strikes (KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

Skywalker Strikes (KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for the Star Wars graphic novel, Skywalker Strikes. If you would like to find out more about using this book with your class, read the following TES Blog Post! https://www.tes.com/news/blog/engaging-your-rogue-ones-bringing-star-wars-classroom Suitable for Key Stage 2. It contains tried and tested ideas for: - engaging your class in vibrant discussion - applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing - illuminating their work with innovative artwork This 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. Story synopsis: As the battle rages for the galaxy far, far away, this graphic novels follows the further adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and the evil Darth Vader. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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I Am Thomas (KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

I Am Thomas (KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for I Am Thomas by Libby Gleeson and Armin Greder. Suitable for Key Stage 2. It contains tried and tested ideas for: - engaging your class in vibrant discussion - applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing - illuminating their work with innovative artwork This 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. Story synopsis: Thomas is a young boy on the cusp of adulthood. As he moves through the city, he is bombarded by influences asking him to conform. But Thomas has his own idea about where his future lies. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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Night of the Gargoyles (KS2 - fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

Night of the Gargoyles (KS2 - fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for the Night of the Gargoyles by Eve Bunting & David Wiesner (fiction). Suitable for Key Stage 2. It contains tried and tested ideas for: - engaging your class in vibrant discussion - applying their ideas to a piece of imaginative and creative writing - illuminating their work with innovative artwork This 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. Story synopsis: This spooky mischievous tale brings to life the stone gargoyles that perch unnoticed above our towns and cities and follows them on their night of adventure. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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Black Dog by Levi Pinfold: Creative ideas for literacy and art

Black Dog by Levi Pinfold: Creative ideas for literacy and art

This PDF document outlines some great ideas for how you can bring Black Dog by Levi Pinfold to life in your primary classroom. Suitable for KS2. This resource is free! If you download it, I would really appreciate feedback. Just a few words will do and it makes all the difference to the work I offer! For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan: Creative ideas for literacy and art

The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan: Creative ideas for literacy and art

This resource is free! If you download it, I would really appreciate FEEDBACK. Just a few words will do and it makes all the difference to the work I offer! ********************************************************************************************************************* Oddball, bottle-top collector Shaun finds something on the beach. Why has no one else spotted it? And what the heck is it!? As he decides what to do with his new companion, he finds things – and people – that are unusual can find somewhere to belong. This beautifully designed book is a great opportunity for descriptive writing and creative and imaginative thinking. This resource contains ideas for using discussion, art and writing to respond to this beautiful book. Suitable for KS1. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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The Whales' Song by Dyan Sheldon: Creative ideas for literacy and art

The Whales' Song by Dyan Sheldon: Creative ideas for literacy and art

This PDF document outlines some great ideas for how you can bring the dreamy, ethereal picture book The Whales' Song to life in your primary classroom. Suitable for KS1&2. There are ideas for: - getting the children talking and thinking. - how to approach your writing tasks. - using art to inspire their writing. This resource is free! If you download it, please leave feedback. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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A Child's Garden by Michael Foreman: Creative ideas for literacy and art

A Child's Garden by Michael Foreman: Creative ideas for literacy and art

This PDF document outlines some great ideas for how you can bring A Child's Garden by Michael Foreman to life in your primary classroom. Suitable for KS1 & lower KS2. This resource is free! If you download it, I would really appreciate feedback. Just a few words will do and it makes all the difference to the work I offer! For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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In the Attic by Hiawyn Oram & Satoshi Kitamura: Creative literacy and art ideas

In the Attic by Hiawyn Oram & Satoshi Kitamura: Creative literacy and art ideas

This PDF document outlines some great ideas for how you can bring In the Attic by Hiawyn Oram & Satoshi Kitamura to life in your primary classroom. Mainly suitable for KS1 but the basis of interesting work for children across primary education. This resource is free! If you download it, I would really appreciate feedback. Just a few words will do and it makes all the difference to the work I offer! For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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