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Writing - Unit Three Novel as a Theme

Novel as a Theme 

The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brain Selznick

In this unit we will be learning about graphic fiction - how artwork and words can combine to tell a story..

The focus of our learning will be The Invention of Hugo Cabret a story of an orphan boy trying to survive in Paris.  We will be learning about setting the scene, plot, techniques used by authors to create specific effects, and developing and enriching vocabulary.

Our writing focus will be fiction with a specific focus on writing style techniques: use of relative clauses, complex sentences, sentence openers, short sentences for effect, use of dialogue (direct and reported speech).

Children will be learning creatively using drama techniques, annotation of text and the use of images/imagery.

Development and enrichment of vocabulary will be a key objective of this unit of learning - using text to access quality language in order to develop understanding of a wider range of vocabulary to enhance independent writing.

The unit outcome will be a range of writing linked to the novel, e.g. diary, letter, internal monologue, summary, prediction; an action scene about an invention; and a short story or chapter for a novel about an invention.

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