Fiction

English Year 5 Autumn Gothic Fiction

Goth Girl

Through Chris Riddell’s Goth Girl, explore how atmosphere, settings & characters are created. Study adverbs of possibility, commas, relative clauses, dialogue punctuation.

The planning and resource documents for each session in this English block are free to all users.

Core
Unit 1 Core: Features of gothic novels and relative clauses
(suggested as 3 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell

Optional Texts
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death by Chris Riddell
Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright by Chris Riddell

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Adverbs of possibility in a gothic novel setting
(suggested as 3 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell

Websites
Burghley House from www.burghley.co.uk
Other websites (see resources)

Composition
Unit 3 Composition: Characters for gothic novels
(suggested as 2 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Improvising then punctuating dialogue
(suggested as 2 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell


Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Extended writing: a new chapter in the gothic style
(suggested as 5 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell