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Today we are going to explore the model text. We must find the meanings of the words and phrases. Children can then read the words and phrases from the document below and then try to write five different sentences that include some of these very important words. Check Class Dojo for the lesson input video.



Writing purpose: To narrate

Writing Outcome: To write a portal story.

Explain to children that the model text (another version of the story / the WAGOLL) is going to be looked at again, as it will help us to write our own stories.


Follow along on the Class Dojo video to listen to the story once more and see if you can answer the questions relating to the WAGOLL (The Land Where the Giants Are).




Explain your child that The Land Where the Giants Are is a Narrative about a girl who travels to another land and is in four parts. Play a sequencing game with the following statements about each part of the Narrative and through discussion, see if your child can place them in the correct order (remove the numbers). Children could re-enact the Narrative using puppets, Narrative boxes, etc.



1  Layla is naughty and is sent to her room.

2  Layla travels to the Land Where the Giants Are.

3  Layla meets the giants.

4  Layla returns home.



Drama Opportunity: A Purpose to Write

Watch the attached video of Where the Wild Things Are. Ask the children to imagine they are jumping in to the video. Encourage use of the five senses to describe the picture. What can they see? What noises can they hear? What can they smell? How does the place make them feel? Are there any tastes?


Incidental Write: Poetry
Children Write: Sentence Accuracy

Using the nouns, adjectives and noun phrases generated, show the children how to write a senses poem in the following structure;


Capture & Keep:

Describing words about the setting. Encourage use of noun phrases at this point.


Where the Wild Things are, I can see_________,

Where the Wild Things are, I can hear_________,

Where the Wild Things are, I can smell ______________,

Where the Wild things are, I feel ___________.



Where the Wild Things Are | Animation

Where the Wild Things Are

Thursday cool

Hi everyone, instead of our Read to Write work! We're going to have a little go at some WORLD BOOK DAY ACTIVITIES INSTEAD. Have a look through the documents below and choose some you wish to complete. Make sure you have your best book with you by your side. laugh



Explicitly share the writing purpose with the children:

Writing purpose: To narrate.

Writing Outcome: To write a portal Narrative.


Vocabulary in Context:

Hand out Narrative Language strips (see attachment). Practise modelling a retelling of the Narrative orally using these. 



Using the narrative strips and the information in the plan, children are to plan their own portal narrative. Remember to use the WAGOLL for something children can magpie from.