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Stories by Popular Children's Authors


In this unit we will explore the work of popular children's author Jeremy strong, focusing on one of his short stories (This is not a fairy tale). 

We will explore the various techniques to create character and dialogue and then with support of modelled texts, write our own episode to continue the story.



Ramshackle   enthralled        tattered       humble       ancient         wisdom        darning         launched          companion        overcome



Non-fiction:  Biographies and Autobiographies


In this unit, children examine the difference between biography and autobiography initially linked to material about Jeremy Strong. They then use material about the author Anthony Horowitz to practise note-taking and plan an author blurb for a book. They adapt this into a biographical presentation about him, using PowerPoint or another presentation tool.