Fiction

English Year 4 Spring Stories that Raise Issues

Rainforest Stories

Using rainforest stories, explore the issues confronting indigenous peoples and the environment. Create own stories and learn to correctly use the perfect form and paragraphs.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Reading and discussing The Great Kapok Tree
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Identifying and using paragraphs
(suggested as 2 days)

You Will Need

Essential Text
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

Grammar Presentation: Paragraphs

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Reading and discussing ‘The Shaman’s Apprentice’
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Text
The Shaman’s Apprentice by Lynne Cherry

SPAG
Unit 4 SPaG: Identifying and using present perfect
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Essential Text
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

Grammar Presentation: Perfect Form

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Writing fiction based on ‘The Shaman’s Apprentice’
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Text
The Shaman’s Apprentice by Lynne Cherry