Finally (in the middle of the night, yes I know how terribly sad that is!), I have thought of a way to use a story we have been given (no negotiation allowed) and still teach exciting and worthwhile literacy this term! With a heap of thanks to whoever it was ages ago who recommended the book 'Plot, Character and setting' which is full of good ideas. Soooo, on what was going to be my first proper day off in the holidays, I'm excited and inspired to plan. Just thought I'd share this news with people who might possibly understand and not think I'm a total freak as my FB friends and partner would.