Read Michael Morpurgo’s sea stories Dolphin Boy and The Sandman and the Turtles to explore his use of characterisation, dilemmas, dialogue, word classes and the perfect tense.
Start with the core unit to introduce key texts. Then select from comprehension, SPAG and composition units.
There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.
Texts Dolphin Boy by Michael Morpurgo
Websites Swimming with the dolphins of Donegal from www.bbc.co.ukDolphins from www.natgeokids.com Book review of Dolphin Boy from www.amazon.co.uk
Texts The Sandman and the Turtles by Michael Morpurgo
PresentationsGrammar PowerPoint: Grammatical Word Classes, including adverbials
TextsThe Sandman and the Turtles by Michael Morpurgo
PresentationsGrammar PowerPoint: Writing dialogue
TextsDolphin Boy by Michael Morpurgo and Michael ForemanThe Sandman and the Turtles by Michael Morpurgo
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