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KS2 literacy Wizard of Oz

Discussion in 'Primary' started by beethan31, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Hi
    Has anyone done any Literacy work on fantasy/adventure stories using the Wizard of Oz?
    We're going to see it at the theatre and I'm thinking about doing my Literacy around it. I'm thinking about getting the children to compare the theatre production with a book version, and then the film version. I'm also thinking about getting them to write their own story using the idea of a disaster taking you off to another world.
    Has anyone used it as a basis for fantasy/adventure stories before? If so any suggestions/ideas you'd be willing to share?
    Thought it might be a nice fantasy element for this time of year. My class are Year 3 by the way.
    Thanks in advance [​IMG]

     
  2. Great ideas, thank you Lara mfl 05!
     
  3. Hi ,
    I have just been searching through the internet to get ideas for my planning . I am doing my Year 3 literacy based upon the
    Wizard of Oz , was wondering if anyone knew of any websites that might give me some inspiration ?
     
  4. We used The Wizard of Oz as a stimulus for Fantasy writing in the Autumn term. We focused on the different portals and the comparisins between the original settings and the fantasy lands. We also used Narnia, Mary Poppins (street painting scene) and entering Diagon Alley. We watched clips on youtube of the films and read extracts from the books, focusing on how the author described the character entering the fantasy land - using lots of 'in the distance she could see...' 'next to the mountain she noticed....' 'from the corner of her eye she caight a glimpse of...' etc. The kids magpied phrases from extracts we looked at, with least experienced children describing images and film clips to TA to scribe ideas.

    Next the kids designed their own fantasy settings on large paper using pastels, paint, glitter etc. The had some strange and interesting things in the foreground, something interesting in the distance that the character had to get to, and a path that took them there (we had lava rivers, golden sparkly stepping stones, ice bridges - the lot!). They also had to design a fantasy character they would meet. They kept all of their 'designs' at their tables as they wrote to help with their descriptions.

    The kids then wrote about their characters journey in the fantasy setting using the following plan - boring setting - find a portal - enter fantasy setting - decription of setting (main assessment focus was subordinate clauses and fronted adverbials)meet a characte - journey to something in distance - return to portal and go home. We kept the structure pretty rigid as we wanted the kids to concentrate on their descriptive language. We taught this to a year 4 class of varying abilities and the writing was fantastic.
     

  5. We used The Wizard of Oz as a stimulus for Fantasy writing in the
    Autumn term. We focused on the different portals and the comparisins
    between the original settings and the fantasy lands. We also used
    Narnia, Mary Poppins (street painting scene) and entering Diagon Alley.
    We watched clips on youtube of the films and read extracts from the
    books, focusing on how the author described the character entering the
    fantasy land - using lots of 'in the distance she could see...' 'next to
    the mountain she noticed....' 'from the corner of her eye she caight a
    glimpse of...' etc. The kids magpied phrases from extracts we looked at,
    with least experienced children describing images and film clips to TA
    to scribe ideas.

    Next the kids designed their own
    fantasy settings on large paper using pastels, paint, glitter etc. The
    had some strange and interesting things in the foreground, something
    interesting in the distance that the character had to get to, and a path
    that took them there (we had lava rivers, golden sparkly stepping
    stones, ice bridges - the lot!). They also had to design a fantasy
    character they would meet. They kept all of their 'designs' at their
    tables as they wrote to help with their descriptions.

    The
    kids then wrote about their characters journey in the fantasy setting
    using the following plan - boring setting - find a portal - enter
    fantasy setting - decription of setting (main assessment focus was
    subordinate clauses and fronted adverbials)meet a characte - journey to
    something in distance - return to portal and go home. We kept the
    structure pretty rigid as we wanted the kids to concentrate on their
    descriptive language. We taught this to a year 4 class of varying
    abilities and the writing was fantastic.
     
  6. Thank you . That was really helpful!
     

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