This download contains a series of lessons linked to a reading of an abridged version of Oliver Twist. The outcome of this unit is not a reading assessment, but a writing assessment which encourages children to use vocabulary from the 19th century. As such, the unit starts with a focus on reading non-fiction texts from the 19th century, with a key focus on identifying ‘unfamiliar’ words and using them in writing. The lessons here end about half-way through completing reading of Oliver Twist (as this was not the main outcome of the unit), so if you’re looking for a full SOW on Oliver Twist, they may seem incomplete (we do carry on reading the rest of the text, but mostly for enjoyment/carrying on building our writing skills. I have not included these lessons as they are not linked to an outcome/assessment - I use this scheme of work in the final summer term). This resource is suitable for any KS3 class, and is pitched towards middle-lower ability students.