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Week of 29th June

The Key grammar feature this week , which we will explain more about in our Monday Teams lesson, is the correct punctuation of speech.

Monday

 

Last week, we identified that talking animals were an important feature of fables. For this reason, we need to practise punctuating speech ready for when we write our own . First, watch this animation of the Lion and the Mouse which is missing speech!

The Lion and the Mouse | Aesop's Fables Series | ABCmouse.com

http://ABCmouse.com/LearnMore The Lion and the Mouse - ABCmouse.com Aesop's Fables Series In the classic and inspiring tale 'The Lion and the Mouse,' the lio...

Look carefully at the pictures below, taken from the fable. What do you think the characters were saying to each other? Ask a family member to act out this story with you and try to make the conversation as emotive as you can. Don't forget these creatures were begging for their lives and then so very grateful to be saved!
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Tuesday

 

Today, we are going to write and punctuate the speech sentences you acted out yesterday. We have worked a lot on inverted commas this year, but this link will take you to a good video reminder.

 

Here is a wagoll to help you:

 

"Please Mr Lion, do not kill an innocent little mouse like me!" begged the tiny mouse.

"I will spare your life this time little one," replied Lion mercifully.

Here are some useful synonyms for 'said'. You can also use animal noises such as growled, roared and squeaked!

Here are some useful synonyms for 'said'. You can also use animal noises such as growled, roared and squeaked! 1
Wednesday
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A very useful planning tool for stories is called a story mountain! This works incredibly well for fables as they all follow this pattern:

 

1. Opening

We are introduced to an animal character and the time and place they lived.

 

2. Build up

Our character will face a problem and in the build up things usually start to go slightly wrong or they might start to show some bad behaviour.

 

3. Problem

A problem occurs, and we start to feel that they need to learn a lesson!

 

4. Solution

Something happens that means the problem is solved and the bad behaviour is often punished in some way.

 

5. Ending

The foolish or naughty character usually learns a lesson and the reader finds out what the moral of the story!

Here is the planning sheet we use in Year 3!

Here is the planning sheet we use in Year 3! 1
Think back to the fable of The Dog and his Reflection from last week. Look at these sentences from my wagoll. Can you identify which sentence happened in each section? A 1 star challenge would to be to write these in each section. Look at the extension sheet below to see how you could up level and improve your writing!
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Thursday and Friday

 

 

Begin by reading the fable of the Fox and the Crow.

This is a simply written version of the fable. You can also find Youtube animations with much more detail...explore with adult supervision.

I have sequenced pictures from the fable onto a story mountain to help you identify what happened in each section.

I have sequenced pictures from the fable onto a story mountain to help you identify what happened in each section. 1
Your job, over two days, is to plan and then write this fable. The story mountain planning sheet will help you organise your writing into 5 sections, with your moral at the end. Here is a success criteria for you to include features that will make your writing more effective!
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