Fiction

English Year 4 Summer Modern Fiction

Mr Stink by David Walliams

Using David Walliams’ Mr Stink, children read and write humorous stories with funny characters. They practise dialogue punctuation and using expanded noun phrases for impact.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to David Walliams’ style and characters
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential text
Mr Stink by David Walliams

Additional texts
Any other books by David Walliams

Websites
Information about Mr Stink from worldofdavidwalliams.com
Mr Stink film from bbc.co.uk

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Dialogue punctuation
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Essential text
Mr Stink by David Walliams

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Explore plot structure; prediction and story-telling
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential text
Mr Stink by David Walliams

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Expanded noun phrases; creating humorous images
(suggested as 3 days)

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a short story inspired by Mr Stink
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.