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Year 1

Characters in 'A Superhero Like You'

I can discuss characters and events in the story.

New
New
Year 1

Characters in 'A Superhero Like You'

I can discuss characters and events in the story.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Thinking from the character's point of view helps to understand events in the story
  2. Re-reading the story is useful to remembering the key events
  3. This story's plot is based around introducing different characters
  4. Meeting these characters makes the reader reconsider what they define a 'superhero' as
  5. A job is what someone does for work

Common misconception

Pupils may struggle to think from someone else's perspective.

Use the 'I do, We do' to model turning yourself into the character. You could include props or masks to support as well as providing the stem sentence.

Keywords

  • Character - a person or animal in a story

  • Plot - what happens in a story

  • Theme - a main idea that the writer wants to focus on

  • Point of view - imagining feelings or events from different people's experiences or thoughts

To engage pupils in each profession, focus on the description of each and read it with enthusiasm and excitement, adding in your own thoughts and experiences.
Teacher tip

Equipment

You will need a copy of the 2020 Hodder Children's Books edition of 'A Superhero Like You' by Dr. Ranj.

Licence

This content is © Oak National Academy Limited (2024), licensed on Open Government Licence version 3.0 except where otherwise stated. See Oak's terms & conditions (Collection 2).

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6 Questions

Q1.
Complete the sentence. The __________ in the story "A Superhero Like You" is called Lily.
setting
plot
author
Correct answer: character
Q2.
Which words could be used to describe superheroes?
Correct answer: powerful
boring
Correct answer: kind
selfish
Q3.
Which of these are jobs?
Correct answer: firefighter
Correct answer: shopkeeper
pupil learning at school
a dog sleeping all day
Correct answer: carer
Q4.
Match the word to its definition.
Correct Answer:plot,what happens in the story

what happens in the story

Correct Answer:setting,where a story takes place

where a story takes place

Correct Answer:character,a person or animal in a story

a person or animal in a story

Q5.
Order the main events in the story.
1 - Lily wakes up and shares her idea with her mummy.
2 - Lily imagines she is working in lots of different jobs.
3 - Lily describes herself and her mummy as a superhero.
Q6.
Which jobs does Lily imagine herself doing?
police officer
Correct answer: vet
Correct answer: carer
nurse

6 Questions

Q1.
What is the main setting in the story "A Superhero Like You"?
a magical castle
the top of a beanstalk
Correct answer: a city
the woods
Q2.
Which of these are characters in the story?
the giant
Correct answer: Lily
Correct answer: Lily's mummy
Correct answer: a scientist
Q3.
Choose a word to describe how Lily feels when she is a scientist.
angry
bored
Correct answer: curious
energetic
Q4.
Choose a word to describe how Lily feels when she is a carer.
Correct answer: happy
upset
lonely
bored
Q5.
Match the job to what or who it helps in the story.
Correct Answer:teacher,children

children

Correct Answer:vet,animals

animals

Correct Answer:carer,elderly people

elderly people

Q6.
Which jobs require you to drive or use transport?
carer
Correct answer: air ambulance pilot
Correct answer: recycling-truck driver
doctor
Correct answer: firefighter