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Hi! My name is Stefan Kucharczyk. I am a primary school teacher, writer and independent literacy consultant based in Leeds, UK. I design and teach creative writing and art workshops for children using art, drama, discussion and writing as a way to explore interesting and unusual books. My resources are full of tried and tested ideas to make your literacy lessons sparkle. Thanks for taking a look at my shop!

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Hi! My name is Stefan Kucharczyk. I am a primary school teacher, writer and independent literacy consultant based in Leeds, UK. I design and teach creative writing and art workshops for children using art, drama, discussion and writing as a way to explore interesting and unusual books. My resources are full of tried and tested ideas to make your literacy lessons sparkle. Thanks for taking a look at my shop!
Midsummer Night's Dream (KS1) ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art & more)
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Midsummer Night's Dream (KS1) ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art & more)

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This resource is the perfect guide to teaching A Midsummer Night's Dream to your class. Resources written by authors and experienced primary teachers, Stefan & Maureen Kucharczyk. Contents: - a guide to using these resources and planning a topic on Shakespeare for your class/year group - ideas for how to share and explore this play with your class through drama, art and discussion - detailed outline of how to plan for a writing topic on this play - a list of recommended resources (books/videos) to use - a checklist of objectives met from the 2014 National Curriculum This resource is a chapter from the book 'All the World's a Stage: inspiration for teaching Shakespeare in primary schools' by Stefan Kucharczyk & Maureen Kucharczyk. The full book is available to buy via www.articulateeducation.co.uk (click: teaching resources)
A Child's Garden by Michael Foreman: Creative ideas for literacy and art
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A Child's Garden by Michael Foreman: Creative ideas for literacy and art

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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
The Nowhere Emporium (UKS2, Fiction) - planning ideas for a creative literacy unit
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The Nowhere Emporium (UKS2, Fiction) - planning ideas for a creative literacy unit

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As of August 2019, this resource is now free for you to use and share. But if you’d like to sponsor me for the resource you’ve downloaded, please watch the following video: https://youtu.be/1SVp9RRqAeE This resource contains ideas for planning a creative literacy unit based on ‘The Nowhere Emporium’, an excellent novel by Ross MacKenzie. Suitable for Upper Key Stage 2. Plan a fantastic unit of work that includes a visit to a museum to marvel at treasures, creating your own Book of Wonders through writing and designing and building a snow globe! Story synopsis When Daniel Holmes hides from the local bully in the doorway of a newly appeared shop, he has no idea that he has stepped over a magical threshold. The Nowhere Emporium is the invention of magician Lucien Silver: part shop, part theme park, a place where wonders - amazing sights and experiences - appear at the stroke of a magician’s pen. Fascinated by the wonders of the Emporium, Daniel begins to discover his own magical potential and the places his imagination can take him to. But as Daniel quickly discovers, the world of magic can be a dangerous place. How to use this resource This resource is structured into five parts. Inspiration - sharing the book with your class. Incubation - exploring the ideas in the book through reading, drama and discussion. Connection - making cross-curricular links with this book. Application - getting the children writing creatively. Illumination - bringing the work to life through art and design. Each part is designed to help you deliver a structured literacy unit that offers children room for creativity, develops opportunities for meaningful learning and is plugged in to different areas of the curriculum. This ‘Have you Tried?’ resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
Night of the Gargoyles (KS2 - fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art
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Night of the Gargoyles (KS2 - fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

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

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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
The Arrival (Y5/6, fiction) -- Medium Term Planning -- a 4 week unit of work for literacy and art
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The Arrival (Y5/6, fiction) -- Medium Term Planning -- a 4 week unit of work for literacy and art

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This resource contains a Medium Term Planning document outlining a 4 week unit of work for literacy and art based on Shaun Tan’s picture book The Arrival . The MTP covers week by week activities to support the children through the writing process. It contains an editable model text to use with the children. All the ideas are tried and tested in the classroom. The unit outcomes are as follows: a piece of extended emotive writing (with suggestions for differentiation) a comic strip based on the story a decorated suitcase for an art display a cityscape collage based on Shaun Tan’s illustrations The MTP also covers objectives from the English and Art programmes of study from the NC2014. The model text can be edited to suit the needs of the children. Please only copy for teaching purposes.
The Whale (KS2, Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art
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The Whale (KS2, Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

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As of August 2019, this resource is now free for you to use and share. But if you’d like to sponsor me for the resource you’ve downloaded, please watch the following video: https://youtu.be/1SVp9RRqAeE 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
Black Dog by Levi Pinfold (Fiction, KS2): Creative ideas for literacy and art
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Black Dog by Levi Pinfold (Fiction, KS2): Creative ideas for literacy and art

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As of August 2019, this resource is now free for you to use and share. But if you’d like to sponsor me for the resource you’ve downloaded, please watch the following video: https://youtu.be/1SVp9RRqAeE 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
Mysteries of Harris Burdick (KS2, Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art
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Mysteries of Harris Burdick (KS2, Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

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

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

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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
Romeo & Juliet (LKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)
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Romeo & Juliet (LKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)

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This resource is the perfect guide to teaching Romeo & Juliet to your class. Resources written by authors and experienced primary teachers, Stefan & Maureen Kucharczyk. Contents: - a guide to using these resources and planning a topic on Shakespeare for your class/year group - ideas for how to share and explore this play with your class through drama, art and discussion - detailed outline of how to plan for a writing topic on this play - a list of recommended resources (books/videos) to use - a checklist of objectives met from the 2014 National Curriculum This resource is a chapter from the book 'All the World's a Stage: inspiration for teaching Shakespeare in primary schools' by Stefan Kucharczyk & Maureen Kucharczyk. The full book is available to buy via www.articulateeducation.co.uk (click: teaching resources)
A Winter's Tale (UKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)
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A Winter's Tale (UKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)

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This resource is the perfect guide to teaching A Winter's Tale to your class. Resources written by authors and experienced primary teachers, Stefan & Maureen Kucharczyk. Contents: - a guide to using these resources and planning a topic on Shakespeare for your class/year group - ideas for how to share and explore this play with your class through drama, art and discussion - detailed outline of how to plan for a writing topic on this play - a list of recommended resources (books/videos) to use - a checklist of objectives met from the 2014 National Curriculum This resource is a chapter from the book 'All the World's a Stage: inspiration for teaching Shakespeare in primary schools' by Stefan Kucharczyk & Maureen Kucharczyk. The full book is available to buy via www.articulateeducation.co.uk (click: teaching resources)
Julius Caesar (LKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)
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Julius Caesar (LKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)

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This resource is the perfect guide to teaching Julius Caesar to your class. Resources written by authors and experienced primary teachers, Stefan & Maureen Kucharczyk. Contents: - a guide to using these resources and planning a topic on Shakespeare for your class/year group - ideas for how to share and explore this play with your class through drama, art and discussion - detailed outline of how to plan for a writing topic on this play - a list of recommended resources (books/videos) to use - a checklist of objectives met from the 2014 National Curriculum This resource is a chapter from the book 'All the World's a Stage: inspiration for teaching Shakespeare in primary schools' by Stefan Kucharczyk & Maureen Kucharczyk. The full book is available to buy via www.articulateeducation.co.uk (click: teaching resources)
I Am Thomas (KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art
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I Am Thomas (KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

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

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

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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
The Tempest  (KS1) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)
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The Tempest (KS1) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)

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This resource is the perfect guide to teaching The Tempest to your class. Resources written by authors and experienced primary teachers, Stefan & Maureen Kucharczyk. Contents: - a guide to using these resources and planning a topic on Shakespeare for your class/year group - ideas for how to share and explore this play with your class through drama, art and discussion - detailed outline of how to plan for a writing topic on this play - a list of recommended resources (books/videos) to use - a checklist of objectives met from the 2014 National Curriculum This resource is a chapter from the book 'All the World's a Stage: inspiration for teaching Shakespeare in primary schools' by Stefan Kucharczyk & Maureen Kucharczyk. The full book is available to buy via www.articulateeducation.co.uk (click: teaching resources)
Macbeth (Upper KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art
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Macbeth (Upper KS2 Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

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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
Macbeth (UKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)
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Macbeth (UKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)

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This resource is the perfect guide to teaching Macbeth to your class. Resources written by authors and experienced primary teachers, Stefan & Maureen Kucharczyk. Contents: - a guide to using these resources and planning a topic on Shakespeare for your class/year group - ideas for how to share and explore this play with your class through drama, art and discussion - detailed outline of how to plan for a writing topic on this play - a list of recommended resources (books/videos) to use - a checklist of objectives met from the 2014 National Curriculum This resource is a chapter from the book 'All the World's a Stage: inspiration for teaching Shakespeare in primary schools' by Stefan Kucharczyk & Maureen Kucharczyk. The full book is available to buy via www.articulateeducation.co.uk (click: teaching resources)