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Teaching Literacy in Year 5
The lesson plan units below match the range for Year 5 narrative in the Literacy Framework, click on a unit to download it from our online store. For Poetry, Non Fiction and Cross Curricular units, click one of the links on the left.
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Year 5 Resources:
The Rabbit, the Snakes and the River eBook, is a beautifully illustrated electronic book based on the traditional tale of the Muscogee tribe of North America, It has 3 different readability levels and also has voice over. This resource can be used for the traditional tales unit or the stories from other cultures unit.
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or enhancing writing, 12 spidergrams of onomatopoeic words for literacy lessons or cross curricular and creative work: Animal, Bird and Human, Cooking and Eating, Explosive and Impact, Machine and Electronic, Musical, Watery, Transport/movement. Colourful A4 sheets for wall display or laminate for desktop use.

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All you need for your class to make individual pop-up Christmas cards. Contains a card pro forma; 11 outline pictures to colour in; 11 coloured illustrations and a set of instructions for pupils to follow.

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'Sort-Er is a superb resource designed to make children's planning of writing more effective and more logical. It is based on the idea of an electronic 'stick-on' notes pad where you can gather, sort and order the children's ideas before they start to write' Comments taken from an independent evaluation.

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This history homework unit contains 40 printable sheets covering the following 10 history topics: Tudors, Vikings, The Great Fire of London, Famous Victorians, Anglo Saxons, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, Homes Now and Then, Toys of the past, and How Toys have changed. Each topic contains 4 sheets each with a differentiated learning objective related to an assessment focus.
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Ideal for personalised learning! This resource can be used by learners to find out about, or revise the features of instructional writing. It has sound and takes learners through the process of looking at different instructions and creating a checklist. As well as the Instructions software this resource contains 5 printable examples of instructions and a list of Instructional features with a mnemonic to help pupils remember them.

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Twelve printable spidergrams for extending pupils' vocabulary. Contains some common verbs eg. said, saw, went, got. Some common adjectives eg. good and nice.

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Settings allows you to choose different settings then apply a colour filter to change the mood. You can select characters to add to the setting making this a fantastic resource for discussing and writing about the effect of different settings on characters. You can save, reload and print.

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This unit contains 4 printable leaflets that provide a model for persuasive texts plus an example of a persuasive video, which includes texts, images and music.

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Each unit contains all you need for two week units of work: Lesson Plans Y3 to 6 and Y3&4, Y4&5 and Y5&6. Differentiated Non Chronological reports to print. Electronic books which can be edited, saved and reloaded. Independent and guided group activities and much more.

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Save the turtles! This printable unit contains examples of persuasive leaflets and a balanced argument. It can be used as part of the new Literacy Framework non-fiction units on persuasive writing, or follow the topic plan which is included in the unit. You can introduce the unit with a postcard (included). It also contains images that can be used in a PowerPoint presentation. So pupils can design their own presentation around the plight of endangered loggerhead turtles.

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The Chinese New Year Unit Contains for printing: Recount of a trip to a Chinese New Year Parade Myth of the Chinese New Year The Legend of the Twelve Zodiac Animals The Twelve Zodiac Signs Twelve Colour Animal masks Twelve black & white Animal Masks Teaching notes on the Legend of King Arthur Story Grid analysis.

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Water Cycle explanation resource. This unit contains a Water Cycle Explanation in both text and animated diagram, with sound, also has cross curricular links to Science and Geography. Contains, Explanation, Lesson Plan, Animated Diagram and experiment sheets..

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Is Delhi 'clean and green'? This Y5 cross curricular unit covers Literacy, Geography and ICT. A series of letters and related pictures enables pupils to explore and construct an argument related to environmental issues in India and the UK. Contains Word and PDF files.

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Revised Literacy Framework Plans
Texts: The Witches, Danny The Champion of The World, James And The Giant Peach, Georges Marvellous Medicine, Boy
By Rohld Dahl
ISBN 0224037498
By Rohld Dahl
ISBN 0670852511
This text provides an excellent model for presenting characterisation, through description, dialogue and action. George is left in charge of his Grandma, who is a rather unpleasant character. However hard he tries, George does not seem able to please her, so he decides to concoct a special medicine for her!
Author: Roald Dahl. - Illustrator Quentin Blake
ISBN 0-14-131134-7
Text: Georges Marvellous Medicine
The text provides the reader with memories about Roald Dahl’s fascinating life, told using a mixture of facts, lots of description and strong opinions.
Boy by Roald Dahl.
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
ISBN 0-14-131140-1        
Published by Puffin Books
Text: Boy
This collection of sixteen favourite Greek Myths catches all the magic of the stories for today’s readers with its lively retellings and colourful illustrations. It makes a useful link a the History unit on Ancient Greece.

The Orchard Book of Greek Myths
Retold by Geraldine McCaughrean
Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark
ISBN: 1852133732
Text: Greek Myths

This Film Narrative unit is based on a short film The Piano by Aidan Gibbon who has kindly given permission for us to include it in the unit. The unit also contains other free resources such as freeze frame cards, storyboard and a conversation template.
Text: The Piano

This unit, Dramatic Conventions is an exciting unit, with great potential for the children to become really enthused about writing their own scripts for a variety of purposes, to perform in front of the class or, perhaps, at an assembly. For phase 3 in the unit a useful resource is Persuasive texts by Literacy Matters which contains 4 printable leaflets that provide a model for persuasive texts plus an example of a persuasive video, which includes texts, images and music
Text: Dramatic Conventions

By Rohld Dahl
ISBN 0141311398
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