The Great Kapok Tree Planning Pack (Download)
Downloadable planning pack based on the book 'The Great Kapok Tree'.
The Great Kapok Tree Planning Pack contains a two-week English unit of work for Year 3/4, based on the book 'The Great Kapok Tree'.
WHAT YOU GET:
> 10 x lesson plans, forming a 2-week literacy unit
> Teacher guide including curriculum coverage
> Pupil resource sheets to go alongside the unit
NB: This planning pack does not include a copy of The Great Kapok Tree book, which must be purchased separately.
This is a two-week unit of English work, based on the book 'The Great Kapok Tree'. The Mayans believed that the Kapok tree was sacred. Although this story does not directly mention the Mayans, it centres around the fate of a Kapok tree in the Amazon rainforest and for this reason many teachers use this popular text alongside their Mayan topic or topics about the rainforest. It can also be used as a standalone English unit.
The ten lessons in this unit use drama, discussion and creative activities to help pupils to engage imaginatively with the text. Pupils will become familiar with the structure of dilemma stories and then write and edit their own dilemma stories based on 'The Great Kapok Tree'. There is also a grammar focus on using direct speech and plenty of activities designed to develop vocabulary.
The English objectives covered in this unit are:
To retrieve information from non-fiction
To design a ‘great tree’ setting
To explore the structure of dilemma stories
To punctuate direct speech correctly
To use a range of speech verbs
To use adverbs in dialogue (higher group)
To identify persuasive devices
To use a dictionary to find definitions
To write a persuasive letter
To prepare a group performance
To plan a dilemma story
To write my own dilemma story
To edit and evaluate my writing
To use a thesaurus
Buyers will receive links to download their digital products in the Thank You page after the checkout process, along with a download link sent to the email address used in the transaction. This resource is a PDF file.
1 x PDF file including all lesson plans and pupil resource sheets.