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Exploring the idea of a superhero and predicting

I can make a prediction about a book using what I know about superheroes and the front cover.

New
New
Year 1

Exploring the idea of a superhero and predicting

I can make a prediction about a book using what I know about superheroes and the front cover.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Superheroes are fictional characters that have a special superpower
  2. Superheroes are often described as "brave", "strong" and "powerful"
  3. Superheroes are known for wearing masks and capes
  4. Predictions can be made using the front cover, the title and information that we already know about the topic
  5. A front cover often reveals the title, author, illustrator and some illustrations

Common misconception

Pupils may attach stereotypes or preconceptions around the idea of a superhero.

As well as the images shown, supplement with more images to show a representative idea of a superhero, relevant to children's interests.

Keywords

  • Title - the name or label given to a piece of writing, such as a book, story, or poem, often representing its main idea or theme

  • Author - the person responsible for crafting the words that make up a text

  • Describe - add detail to

  • Prediction - making a guess using what we already know

  • Fiction - when authors create made up stories with characters, places and adventures which did not happen in real life

Rather than asking the children to generate vocabulary, provide them with options to choose from and then repeat in full sentences, both echoed and independently.
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.
Put the parts of a story into the order they usually go in.
1 - beginning
2 - middle
3 - end
Q2.
What do storybooks often have in them?
Correct answer: pictures or illustrations
videos
Correct answer: pages
Correct answer: words
Q3.
Complete the sentence. The people or animals are the __________ in a story.
setting
plot
Correct answer: characters
Q4.
Which of these are characters in the story "Jack and the Beanstalk"?
Correct answer: Jack
Correct answer: the giant
the beanstalk
the house
Correct answer: the cow
Q5.
Complete the sentence. The place that the story is in is called the ...
plot
character
Correct answer: setting
Q6.
Which of these are settings in the story "Jack and the Beanstalk"?
the cow
Jack
Correct answer: the house
the harp
Correct answer: the castle

6 Questions

Q1.
Complete the sentence. An author is ...
someone who draws the illustrations for a book.
someone who reads a book.
Correct answer: someone who writes a book.
Q2.
Complete the sentence. An illustrator is ...
someone who writes the book.
Correct answer: someone who draws the pictures for a book.
someone who reads the book.
Q3.
Match the part of a front cover to its definition.
Correct Answer:author,the name of the person who writes the book

the name of the person who writes the book

Correct Answer:illustrator,the name of the person who draws the illustrations

the name of the person who draws the illustrations

Correct Answer:title,the name of the book

the name of the book

Correct Answer:illustrations,pictures or drawings

pictures or drawings

Q4.
Which of these is the name of the author of "The Gruffalo"?
Correct answer: Julia Donaldson
the mouse
the gruffalo
the woods
Q5.
Which of these is the title of a book?
caterpillar
Eric Carle
Correct answer: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
hungry
Q6.
Which of these are the same about most fictional superheroes?
Correct answer: They wear capes.
They don't help others.
They are unkind to people.
Correct answer: They have superpowers.