Non-fiction

English Year 4 Spring Recounts

Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

Explore recounts through Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (Emily Gravett), After the Fall (Dan Santat),The Dark (Lemony Snicket). Study adverbials and possessive apostrophes.

The planning and resource documents for each session in this English block are free to all users.

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to recounts and discussion of fears and phobias
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Apostrophes for possession; recounting events in a story
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett
After the Fall by Dan Santat

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Apostrophes for Possession

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Adverbials; adding detail and creating tension
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett
The Dark by Lemony Snicket

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Adverbials

Comprehension
Unit 4 Comprehension: Recounts of scary events; differently structured texts
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a ‘narrow escape’ recount
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Resources
All provided (see resources)