fiction

english year 3/4 autumn stories on a theme

stories that raise issues

read a selection of picture books featuring characters facing difficult situations. look at verb tenses and use adverbials to improve descriptions. draft, edit and present a descriptive piece inspired by the stories read.

start with the core unit to introduce key texts. then select from comprehension, spag and composition units.

core
unit 1 core: reading, discussing and comparing stories that raise issues
(suggested as 5 days)

spag: grammar and punctuation

there is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

you will need

essential texts
the heart and the bottle by oliver jeffers
the red tree by shaun tan
alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day by judith viorst and ray cruz

spag
unit 2 spag: verbs and tenses – the simple, progressive and perfect forms of the present and past tenses
(suggested as 3 days)

you will need

essential text
grandad’s island by benji davies

spag
unit 3 spag: adverbials and fronted adverbials in descriptive writing
(suggested as 2 days)

you will need

essential texts
grandad’s island by benji davies

composition
unit 4 composition: descriptive writing about feelings and emotions
(suggested as 5 days)

spag: grammar and punctuation

there is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

you will need

essential text
the red tree by shaun tan