This sequence of lessons uses the modelling phase of the teaching and learning cycle to focus on a close reading of the description of Roald Dahl’s character Mr Twit. Knowledge about language developed through this detailed reading can later be used to support students’ writing.
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Years 3 and 4.
Five Times Dizzy is a suitable novel to explore with middle primary children and provides rich opportunities to develop understandings of the concepts of family and multicultural communities. This text allows teachers to explore sensitively the issues of tolerance and prejudice.
In this lesson students will learn how to create more in-depth characters. They learn that we don’t have to write the literal information for our readers to understand and create pictures of our characters. A great lesson for extending students.