Fiction

English Year 4 Summer Stories on a Theme

Stories From Other Cultures

Immerse yourselves in wonderful stories from Africa. Read Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, The Pot of Wisdom and African Tales. Write Ananse stories using extended sentences.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core Unit: Introducing African stories
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
African Tales by R. Griffin and G. Mhlophe

Optional Texts
Africa Is Not a Country by M. Melnicove and M.B. Knight
A Is for Africa by I. Onyefulu
Anna Hibiscus by Tobia L. Atinuke
The Fastest Boy in the World by E. Laird and P. Bailey

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Using conjunctions to express time, cause and place
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Essential Texts
The Pot of Wisdom by A. Badoe

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Exploring a story from another country
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by J. Steptoe

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Identifying and using adverbials, including fronted adverbials
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Essential Text
The Pot of Wisdom by A. Badoe

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Writing a version of an African story
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
The Pot of Wisdom by A Badoe