Help pupils learn the key features of stories and poems and develop strategies for reading them critically. Activities range from looking at descriptions of characters from classic texts and analyzing the features of good story openings to looking at alliteration in poems and investigating humorous prose. Most of the activities allow for differentiation by outcome and so may be used with the whole class. Where necessary children of lower ability are given more guidance and less to do in quantity. Extension activities are provided for the more able.
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