A Persuasive Letter to Theresa May about Plastic Pollution
As a school we have been learning all about the effects of our actions on the enviroment. We have been learing about reclying and how to make our school and our country a more eco-friendly.
Hook: bbc doccumentary Drowning in Plastic https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bmbn47
Aim: To persuade Theresa May (Prime Mininster) to reduce Britain’s plastic waste.
WAGOLL: a persuasive letter to our school’s milk company
Comprehension activity for the WAGOLL and send comprehension.
Thoughts and feelings activity based on a range of pictures
Topic link: Plastic research activity and facts and figures research https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/31469290
Identify the features of a persuasive letter: send, MA and HA
GPS activity: conjunctions word bank and worksheet
Box-up planning doccument and send scaffolded activity
Publish border paper
Year 4 Literacy Unit - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Setting description of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Room
WAGOLL and edited extract from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl Chapter 15 - The Chocolate Room
Smart notebook presentation for the unit
Working wall: LO, purpose, images of the chocolate room WAGOLL
Lesson 1: prediction task using clip from the film on youtube
Lesson 2: Comprehension task using WAGOLL - differentiated: LA, MA and HA
Lesson 3: Reading as a writer (identifying the effective features of the WAGOLL) - differentiated: LA, MA
Lesson 4: Slow write - word bank included
Lesson 5: SPAG focus: Fronted adverbials - Identify and rewrite extract changing the fronted adverbials (spot the mistake exited/excitement)
Lesson 6: Spag focus: Fronted adverbials - differentiated: LA, MA and HA to complete without a word bank
Word bank used from twinkl and fronted adverbials bookmark (labelled lesson 7 on resources)
Lesson 7: Inverted commas (direct speech) identify the rules and spot the mistakes - differentiated: LA, MA and HA
Lesson 8: Inverted commas starter- spot the mistakes - differentiated: LA, MA and HA and create own script/ speech bubbles drama activity differentiated: LA, MA and HA (create a script)
Lesson 9: Rewrite speech bubbles/script using correct inverted commas punctuation
Lesson 10: Wider curriculumn link (art): design own chocolate room- describe own chocolate room focusing on expanded noun phrases - starter: criminal words (synonyms): differentiated: LA, MA and HA
Lesson 11: Box up plan: differentiated: LA, MA
Lesson 12/13: edit and improve - using examples from children’s box-ups
Lesson 14: publish using twinkl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory bordered paper
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them (Harry Potter) - Information text (Y4)
End goal: To write an information text about your own mythical creature.
WAGOLL An information text about a Hippogriff (based on J.K.Rowling’s description of a Hippogriff in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them)
Differentiated comprehension questions about the WAGOLL
Send WAGOLL and questions
Comprehension questions about the film clip when Harry meets a Hippogriff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpsHtzZid6k
Reading as a writer (differentiated) - children find the features of an information text
SPAG lesson resources: Conjunctions BINGO
Geography link: Find magical creatures around the world treasure hunt
Art- Children to create their own mythical creature collage
Box-up planning documment (differentiated)
Parchment paper to publish
Covers for Fantastic Beast Class book to display children’s work
2 SMART notebooks
Diagon Alley Setting Description Writing Unit Y4
Hogwarts letter: editable for the children in your class
WAGOLL setting description of Diagon Alley (as Harry and Hagrid enter the Leaky Caldron) based on the Harry Potter text.
Send WAGOLL Diagon Alley setting description
Comprehension questions for the WAGOLL (differentiated)
Reading as a writer: identify the features of the text (differentiated)
Drama activity: to infer Harry and Hagrid’s thoughts and feelings treasure hunt
Diary entry (WAGOLL Hagrid’s) - box-up for Harry’s diary entry
Setting description of Gringott’s bank: 5 senses
Word banks for slow writes
Oliver Twist’s Diary Entry Literacy Unit (Victorians Y4)
Literacy Y4 Unit - Topic - Who put the great into Great Britain: The Victorians
1 week Diary Entry Unit - linked to Newspaper Article Unit
Modelled text - Mr Bumble’s Diary from the day Oliver Twist asked for more gruel
Research the workhouse challenge: differentiated
Comprehension questions to go with BugClub - Chapter 1 Oliver Twist for young readers.
Send task: to complete a cartoon stip to retell the events in the chapter.
Oliver Twist fact-file
Modelled write: smartboard, word bank and boxing up grid for children to create their own diary entry in the role of Oliver Twist.
Lots of great drama opportunities and online film clips you can use to bring this to life!
A Day in the Life of a Member of the Yanomami Tribe from the Amazon Rainforest
Purpose: To write a recount sharing the daily routines of an indigenous tribe in the Amazon rainforest.
SMART Notebook presentation
WAGOLL: a day in a student’s life
Link to topic: research what life is like for the people who live in the Amazon rainforest (Yanomami Tribe)
Vocabulary hunt: using dictionaries find the definitions to these new words found from the Yanomami tribe research (send, ma and ha)
Identify the effective features of the WAGOLL to create own word bank
Children to complete box-up of their daily routines - send to use images/ word bank
Using border page (where children create their own background art) children publish their own daily routine (cold task)
Make comparison between our and the Yanomami tribe’s daily routine - research activities, chores and ritutals using research pages
GPS focus: prepositions and expanded noun phrases using SMART notebook and shared writes
Send scaffolded box-up.
Scaffold writing mat
Publish border paper