This fun, practical and engaging Roald Dahl lesson will prove to be a favourite among pupils, says Julianne Britton…
This practical and engaging lesson focuses on identifying and using the organisational and grammatical features of instructional writing.
Children will write a set of instructions after making their very own cup of Frobscottle, from Roald Dahl’s The BFG.
Many pupils look back on this lesson as one of their favourites and, I must admit, it’s a fun one to teach. In its entirety, this lesson is quite long but can easily be shortened if necessary.
Before teaching the lesson, ensure you have practised making Frobscottle and you have purchased the required quantities of ingredients, as well as checking for any allergies among your pupils.
What they’ll learn
How to take appropriate notes to help plan a piece of writing
How to discuss the structure, vocabulary and grammar of instructional writing
The use of simple organisational devices
The use of a range of appropriate verbs, conjunctions, adverbs and preposition
Julianne Britton is a qualified teacher with eight years’ experience and owner of missbritton.co.uk where she offers downloadable teaching resources and private tuition services. Follow her on Twitter at @juliannebritton.
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