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Shakespeare KS2 – The Tempest unit for English

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Editable Word doc

Key Stage

KS2

Age

Years 3-6

Subjects

A wonderful story full of magic and excitement, The Tempest deals with themes of revenge and forgiveness, power and responsibility. It even has a comedy subplot. What more could you ask for as a Shakespeare KS2 introduction?

This download contains a plan for teaching The Tempest (of approximately three weeks duration) with explanatory notes.

Shakespeare KS2 unit objectives

Over the course of the unit you’ll give pupils many opportunities to:

  • Develop positive attitudes to reading by increasing their familiarity with fiction from the English literary heritage
  • Prepare play scripts to read aloud and perform, using appropriate intonation and volume so that the meaning is clear
  • Discuss and summarise main ideas and identify key supporting details
  • Discuss how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
  • Participate in conversations about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously
  • Plan, draft, write, edit and evaluate written work to produce outcomes of a high standard
  • Identify the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form for their own writing
  • Select appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning

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