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Older Literature: Year 5 Literacy Narrative

Discussion in 'Primary' started by 20336870, Dec 30, 2011.

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    20336870 New commenter

    Hi for my topic in Spring term we are looking at our world and space.

    I was wondering if people thought it was suitable to study HG Wells: War of the Worlds for this Narrative unit in Literacy, or is this too old for year 5 Pupils? Also do people have any ideas of what I could do for this. I was thinking of writing their own scripts, rewriting the chapter of when they arrive - what may have happened instead, setting descriptions......

    Otherwise if you feel that this is too old for year 5 I was thinking of studying The Secret Garden, so please can you tell me if you feel that this is appropriate and some ideas.

    A huge Thankyou!
  2. Last time I taught this I combined it with film narrative and used ET - got some amazing writing from the whole class (especially the less enthusiastic boys).
  3. I think both of these would be hard going for an average year 5 class. I have used Alice in Wonderland with a top set year 5, but this didn't especially grab the boys. How about something like Oliver Twist or Frankenstein/Dracula?
  4. I have used Alice in Wonderland ( including the clips of the new film and both books) with year 5 and found that the children loved it. The boys were sucked in by the Bandersnatch and the Jabberworky.

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