Dangle (KS2, Fiction, Film) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

Dangle (KS2, Fiction, Film) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for the thought-provoking film 'Dangle' by Phil Traill. This film is available on the Literacy Shed. Suitable for Key Stage 2. It contains tried and tested ideas for: - engaging your class in vibrant discussion about the curiosity and responsibility - applying their ideas to a write a comic book about the story - developing their ideas further by making a film based on Dangle This 'Have you Tried?' resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. Story synopsis: As a man takes a relaxing walk across a snowy landscape, he discovers a rope hanging from the sky. After much thought, he pulls it. Incredibly, day turns to night. But now what? Should he pull it again? Who is responsible when things go wrong? For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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Francis (KS2, Fiction) - creative ideas for planning discussion, writing and art

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

This resource contains ideas for creative literacy planning for the spine-tingling film 'Francis' by Dave Eggars. This film is available on the Literacy Shed. 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: Teenager Francis Brandywine, on a camping trip with her parents, seeks solitude with a night-time jaunt on the lake. Under the stars, she’s perfectly alone. Or is she...? The film’s final twist is the perfect inspiration for creative writing. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk
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Midsummer Night's Dream (KS1) ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art & more)

Midsummer Night's Dream (KS1) ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art & more)

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)
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A Winter's Tale (UKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)

A Winter's Tale (UKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)

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

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

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)
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Julius Caesar (LKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)

Julius Caesar (LKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)

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

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

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

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

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)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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