Fiction

English Year 5 Summer Fantasy

Fantasy Stories by Shaun Tan

Inspirational short stories from Shaun Tan, guaranteed to stimulate amazing work. Explore use of modal verbs, parenthesis and dialogue. Write a short story in Shaun Tan-style.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introducing Fantasy Stories by Shaun Tan
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Using modal verbs to indicate degrees of possibility
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Modal Verbs

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Exploring an imaginative text, The Lost Thing, in detail and making comparisons
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG Using dialogue in own writing effectively
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Cicada by Shaun Tan

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Dialogue

SPAG
Unit 5 SPAG: Use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Parenthesis

Composition
Unit 6 Composition: Plan and write a short story in the style of Shaun Tan
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan

Optional Texts
Cicada by Shaun Tan
The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Summary