Year 2

The Eagle Who Thought He Was A Chicken: recycled story (characters and problems)

Lessons (10)

  • In this lesson, we will create a new main character who believes they are one animal when they are actually another animal. We will complete a plot matrix to help us to bring our new story to life.
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  • In this lesson, we will listen to a modelled version of the recycled story and complete a story map. We will then use this story map to 'step' the story using freeze frames. Finally we will tell our own recycled version of the story.
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  • In this lesson, we will expand our writing skills by reading as a writer to consider how writers show self consciousness, nerves and relief. We will then have a go at creating our own actions to show not tell.
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  • In this lesson, we will start by considering what a verb is. We will then look at examples of past tense verbs and use these to rehearse sentences about our story, 'The Eagle Who Thought He Was a Chicken'.
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  • In this lesson, we will find clues from the text to make inferences about Mother Hen.
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  • In this lesson, we will box up our story from beginning to end with a focus on character and problem. We will draw a picture for each stage and then write a short summary of events.
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  • In this lesson, we will write the beginning of our recycled story. We will think about how our problem is introduced and use our problem toolkit to guide our writing.
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  • In this lesson, we will write about our character being told that they are something different to what they believe. We will make our problem matter by using our problem toolkit to support us.
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  • In this lesson, we will write about our character facing their problem and feeling very perplexed. The use of our writer's toolkit will guide us in creating a problem that truly matters.
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  • In this lesson, we will write the resolution and conclusion of our story. We will really consider what the learning for the world is.
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