Using The Proudest Blue and The Boy at the Back of the Class, explore the theme of difference. Use noun phrases to write evocatively. Write formal and informal letters before planning and writing a story on this theme.
Stories on a Theme: Difference
Starting with the excellent Undefeated explore the biographies of black sports people, activists and authors. Learn about cohesion and explore the subjunctive in formal writing before studying Coming to England and writing a short biography of Floella Benjamin.
Biographies: The Undefeated
Explore this exciting adventure story, examining characterisation and descriptive language. Learn how to integrate dialogue and to use expanded noun phrases. Improvise, draft, write and perform a playscript based on the book.
Adventure Stories: The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
Explore the frozen wilds! Examine text organisation in Shackleton's Journey, write evaluatively using model verbs and punctuate lists. Summarise events depicted in The Great Serum Race and write a newspaper recount.