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There are many great reasons why The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch is so fun to read and teach . Here are four lesson plans plus all the resources you need to turn up, engage, and teach this fantastic story. Lessons include listening and speaking, comprehension, writing, art and drama. Delicious!
4 Full Lessons Plans
• listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
• give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for expressing feelings
• use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising
• imagining and exploring ideas
• listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
• making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
• predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
• sequencing sentences to form short narratives
• re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
• discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils
• develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by:
writing narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional)
writing about real events
• use drawing and imagination to develop their ideas
• Use tone, pattern, line and shape in pictures
• develop confidence using movement
• develop spatial awareness
• act out a story
• facilitate the creation and communication of ideas
These lessons are written by children’s author and tutor Claire Vorster. Enjoy!