The Year 3 boys have been reading Roald Dahl’s The Twits and ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine. Many of the boys have already encountered these books, and they feel a bit like familiar friends. This provides perfect conditions to introduce new literary techniques such as using Relationship Maps to connect characters, using Story Ladders as a planning tool, identifying use of alliteration, as well using humour and descriptive vocabulary to create mood. The boys have competed a task called ‘Just like…’ which requires you to identify a character’s qualities, justify those qualities with examples from the book and then compare those qualities to yourself, someone you know as well as other characters from other books/films/TV shows. This task has created some wonderful literary discussions amongst the boys!
by Ms Sue Sparkes, Year 3 Teacher