Historical fiction for kids doesn’t have to be dull. Picture this, it’s 1066, Edward the Confessor has just died and a power vacuum threatens the future of England. What happens next?
This historical fiction pack encourages children to think a little deeper, exploring a variety of different possible outcomes and, in the process, they are given the opportunity to rewrite English history. Through harking back to pivotal points in the life of the nation, children will learn about the differences between the life they know, and the life their ancestors lived.
Featuring both independent and group activities as well as inspiring writing tasks, teaching historical fiction has never been more engaging or exciting.
The resource consists of a range of Word, Excel and SMART Notebook files which are complete and ready to teach. Slides, extracts, activity sheets and teacher prompts are provided. No other texts or resources are needed!
This pack contains:
Pack theme deconstructed through four dynamic phases
Big Question – a problem involving deeper thinking around the topic
Exciting, original resources which Increase familiarity with narrative style
Engaging activities which develop inquiry, role play, discussion, debate, research as well as literacy skills
A range of written exercises structured around the theme which focus on improving sentence construction, use of punctuation and a variety of literary techniques
An expansive writing task linked to an original, engaging stimulus
Range of group, partnered and independent activities
Scaffold writing sheets to ensure all pupils access all the content
Coverage of many of the English National Curriculum objectives
A scorecard which incentivises pupils
A range of performance suggestions for celebrating good work
Suggestions for spelling, punctuation and grammar activities to complement each lesson
Summary and planning files