This fun and informative lesson helps students to understand the narrative structure used by Roald Dahl throughout ‘Fantastic Mr Fox.’ In particular, students identify the features of each stage of the narrative structure within the story, before recreating sections of the structure themselves!
The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through:
- Taking part in a fun group quiz to recap on the key elements of the plot leading up to the ending;
- Reading and understanding extracts from the ending of Fantastic Mr Fox, answering comprehension questions to demonstrate their understanding;
-Understanding features of narrative structure and applying the plot of Fantastic Mr Fox to the individual elements;
-Recreating elements of the plot, using their understanding of the stages of narrative structure;
- Self assessing their own learning attempts.
- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive;
- Storyboard Template (and PDF version);
- Selected extracts - Fantastic Mr Fox;
- Recreations Template (and PDF version);
- Comprehensive lesson plan.
There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with a mixed-ability year 3 class, however colleagues have used them for between years 1 and 8 with some adaptations.
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