Year 4

Whale Rider - Narrative writing

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Lessons (15)

  • In this lesson, we will learn about Maori culture and traditions in preparation for writing a narrative based on the film 'Whale Rider'.
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  • In this lesson, we will be investigating the -ify and -ise suffixes.
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  • In this lesson, we will revise the components of simple, compound and complex sentences. We will identify examples of each type and write our own.
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  • In this lesson, we will watch a clip from the film 'Whale Rider' and analyse the two main characters in terms of their actions and internal feelings and emotions.
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  • In this lesson, we will introduce new vocabulary, identify word pairs and synonyms and apply the vocabulary in sentences.
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  • In this lesson, we will discuss the purpose of a narrative build-up. We will then re-watch a clip from the film 'Whale Rider' and describe the characters' actions.
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  • In this lesson, we will practise and apply our knowledge of the -ify and -ise suffixes.
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  • In this lesson, we will discuss the key components of speech punctuation. We will then practise punctuating speech at the beginning and end of sentences.
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  • In this lesson we will use a film clip from 'Whale Rider', our character analysis and plans to write a narrative build-up based on the film 'Whale Rider'.
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  • In this lesson, we will watch a clip from the film 'Whale Rider' and analyse it in terms of the setting, sounds, colours and character.
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  • In this lesson, we will plan a narrative climax based on a clip from the film 'Whale Rider'. We will focus on the characters' actions, body language and facial expressions to show their feelings and emotions.
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  • In this lesson, we will use our film analysis and plans to write a narrative climax based on the film 'Whale Rider'.
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  • In this lesson, we will plan a narrative resolution based on a clip from the film 'Whale Rider'. We will focus on the character's actions, body language and facial expressions to show their feelings and emotions.
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  • In this lesson, we will use our plans to write a narrative resolution based on the film 'Whale Rider'.
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  • In this lesson, we will develop reading for pleasure through book recommendations. We will focus on nonfiction and picture books. We will then generate our own recommendations to share with other people.
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