Fiction

English Year 2 Spring Fantasy

Stories about Dragons

Dragons are ancient & fascinating mythical creatures. Read, sequence, compare & review dragon stories; produce a version of Paper Bag Princess. Use noun phrases & conjunctions.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Understanding and composing: responding to fiction
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson
A Small Dragon by Brian Patten (in plan resources)

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Identifying and using expanded noun phrases in descriptive writing
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko

Optional Texts
The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson

Presentation
SPaG PowerPoint: Noun Phrases

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Comparing different versions of a traditional tale – St George and the Dragon
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell
St George and the Dragon by Hamilton Trust, a modified version of the Group reader text (in plan resources)

Websites
Saint George and the Dragon posted by Cruz English - YouTube clip
St George and the Dragon told by Wilf Merttens - YouTube clip

Group Readers
St George and the Dragon

Group Readers

George and the Dragon
Children will love the swashbuckling tale of St George & the Dragon, as retold by Ruth Merttens! They will be enthralled by the charming illustrations and enjoy the adventurous story that is suitable for those beginning to read independently.

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG and Composition: Using co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions in descriptive writing
(suggested as 3 days)

Group Readers

St George and the Dragon
Children will love the swashbuckling tale of St George & the Dragon, as retold by Ruth Merttens! They will be enthralled by the charming illustrations and enjoy the adventurous story that is suitable for those beginning to read independently.

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: creating and writing a story closely based on one read in class
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.