Fiction

English Year 1 Summer Modern Fiction

Ed Vere Stories

The engaging Max stories by Ed Vere form the backbone of a block focused on reading for understanding and stimulating creative writing. Write character profiles, describe bad dreams and sequence narratives.

Start with the core unit to introduce key texts. Then select from comprehension, SPAG and composition units.

Core
Unit 1 Core: Read and respond to stories about a character
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Max the Brave by Ed Vere
Max and Bird by Ed Vere

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Joining words and sentences using ‘and’
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Max at Night by Ed Vere

Desirable Texts
Max the Brave by Ed Vere
Max and Bird by Ed Vere

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Read and discuss books about night-time and bedtime routines
(suggested as 4 days)

Group Readers

Chicken’s bad dream

This is a very simple text, suitable for start-up readers, which has a nice play on bad dreams with a quirky, surreal aspect to it will which amuse young readers. Bold illustrations complement the text.

You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Max at Night by Ed Vere
Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere

SPAG
Unit 4 SPaG: Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Writing a story about a familiar character
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Max at Night by Ed Vere

One of ….
Max the Brave by Ed Vere and / or Max and Bird by Ed Vere