An original 36 slide unit of work based on Homer’s Illiad studying heroes such as Achilles and Odysseus with links to modern superheroes. (2-3 weeks of lessons) Reading assessment based on the opening of the Illiad with WAGOLLS, guiding questions, writing grids, annotated poem, student exemplars and DIRT activities. A unit that will make poetry appealing and accessible to boys in particular.
A 45 slide unit of work including: a blurb on the book cover a research task on freak shows create a fact file or PowerPoint on freak shows write an informal letter to Darren’s penpal WAGOLLS and peer-assessment reading assessment preparation and WAGOLL reading assessment on Steve DIRT activities and PETAL grids write a description of a circus performer This has been a labour of love as I loved this book growing up. My students thoroughly enjoyed the tasks and it particularly appealed to the boys who went on to read the rest of the series. All tasks/handouts can be printed from the PowerPoint. Open Dyslexic font used which may be downloaded for free online.