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Kensuke's Kingdom Teaching Resources

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Our Kensuke’s Kingdom teaching resource covers a range of activities which provide opportunities for reading and writing using the novel Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. There are links to extend and enrich children’s learning and teachers will identify several opportunities arising from these activities such as art and craft work (origami, the art of Hokusai); links to RE (Zen and Shinto religions); the study of Japan; astronomy; habitats; World War 2; mountains and many more. It is frequently used as a Year 6 / Year 7 transition unit of work but can easily be adapted to be used to fit in with other requirements. The resource includes a 141 slide PowerPoint presentation and 42 worksheets.  

All the Kensuke's Kingdom activities included in the resource are structured chronologically. Teachers can use the resource as it is or select from and adapt the activities to meet the needs of the children they teach. There are plenty of suggested grammar activities embedded throughout. 

Our Kensuke’s Kingdom teaching resource covers the following:

1.    Talk for Writing – reading as a writer. How does this text make you feel and how has the writer achieved this?

2.    Exploring character – why characters act as they do

3.    Imitating the structure of the story

4.    Activities to develop sentence writing skills and grammar, including: Nouns, pronouns, tense, determiners, possessive apostrophe, dialogue punctuation and vocabulary development.

5.    Text structure

6.    Diary and letter writing

7.    Drama and role play

8.    Vocabulary extension

9.    Poetry

10.    Non-chronological report reading and writing

11.    Recount reading and writing

12.    Discussion writing

13.    Considering viewpoints in a story

For a full preview of English Teaching Resources: Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo please click on the PowerPoint images.

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