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Skellig - Year 6 Teaching Resources

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Skellig - Year 6 

This Year 6 reading teaching resource is an extensive 23 lesson unit of work covering the novel 'Skellig' by David Almond. Content includes:

  1. Research tasks - William Blake and Angels
  2. Predictions about the text using the cover, author and blurb
  3. Activities to develop knowledge of the plot
  4. Analysis of the characters of Michael, Mina and Skellig
  5. Exploration of the key themes
  6. Developing awareness of the features of a novel – narrative hooks, building tension, setting the scene
  7. David Almond's 'message' - the author's purpose
  8. Cloze and sequencing activities to consolidate understanding of the plot
  9. Analysis of David Almond's use of language in key scenes
  10. Hotseating activities
  11. Empathy question preparation - Diary writing
  12. Links to a range of Skellig games, websites and more lesson ideas
  13. Exploring David Almond's use of pathetic fallacy
  14. To preview the 'Skellig - Year 6' please click on the PowerPoint images
  15. 26 accompanying worksheets
'Skellig - Year 6' is editable allowing teachers to adapt the resource to meet the needs of each class they teach.
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