In this lesson, we will develop reading for pleasure through book recommendations. We will focus on nonfiction and picture books. Pupils will then generate their own recommendations to share with others. Click here to watch the video for day 15.
In this lesson, we will use the text to analyse statements about the book. We will use this analysis to discuss themes of the story. Click here to watch the video for day 5.
In this lesson, we will analyse a piece of figurative language used to describe Re del Cielo. Click here to watch the video for day 4.
In this lesson we will use the text and images to analyse the boy in the story. Click here to watch the video for day 3.
In this lesson, we will practise some vocabulary strategies and engage with the second half of the text. Click here to watch the video for day 2.
In this lesson, we will explore the theme of ‘home’. Click here to watch the video for day 1.
In this lesson we will review everything we have learnt from reading the survivors’ stories. The children will then make a mind map showing what the book they are currently reading or have recently read is teaching them. Finally, the teacher will suggest books the children might like to read if they are interested in […]
In this this lesson, the children will read a new account of a Blitz survivor and look at some of the language used to help them build comprehension. They will also make some brief comparisons between the two texts. Click here to watch the video for day 4.
In this lesson, the children will re-read the text they read previously and be guided to find the key information; they will also be guided to reflect upon the author’s experience as they read. The lesson culminates with a writing opportunity which will help the children understand that reading helps them understand an entirely different […]
In this lesson, the children will place World War II on a timeline and be taught some subject-specific vocabulary. They will then read a first hand account from a Blitz survivor and answer a range of inference and retrieval questions. The children will also have to reflect upon the type of question they are being […]