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How to Train your Dragon lesson plans – Year 4 English

What's included?

Six units, each featuring an overview, teacher notes and student resources

Key Stage



Year 4


These How to Train your Dragon lesson plans will introduce pupils to the characters and settings of Cressida Cowell’s beloved series.

The lessons cover:

The resource comprises six units, each of which includes a unit overview, teacher notes and student resources.

How to Train your Dragon lesson plans objectives

Spoken language

  • Listen and respond appropriately to adults and peers.
  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions.
  • Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments.
  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances and debates.

Word reading

  • Apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words they meet.


  • Listen to and discuss a wide range of fiction.
  • Identify themes and conventions.
  • Participate in discussion about both books that are read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say.
  • Read books that are structured in different ways
  • Identify how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning.
  • Use dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read.
  • Discuss words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination.
  • Check that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context.
  • Identify main ideas from more than one paragraph and summarising these.
  • Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.
  • Predict what might happen from details stated and implied.

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How to Train your Dragon lesson plans
How to Train your Dragon lesson plans – Year 4 English

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