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Extending Narrative - Plans and Resources

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Last updated 23 May 2014, created 20 March 2010, viewed 11,495

These are a set of plans and resources for a couple of weeks of work on non-linear texts. The main stimulus is one of the old style text adventure computer games (I've included a link to this). The end product is the kids producing their own adventure text in groups, taking responsibility for the il More…lustrations, writing, cover and blurb. I wrote this unit as a bit of a wind down after SATs. We do some Greek Play work and then move on to this - it's a nice way to finish the year, as the children use all of what they've learnt through the year to produce a really nice final piece of work to cap off the year. It took around about 3 weeks in the end - there's a lot packed in, and I used it a lot in the final week of term as a good independent project.

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  • Notebook document— Interactive Whiteboard
    extending narrative.notebook (1mb, Notebook document)
  • Powerpoint documentOther
    Non-Linear Introduction.ppt (3mb, Powerpoint document)
  • Word documentLesson plan
    Plan.doc (105kb, Word document)
  • Text documentOther
    Read me.txt (0kb, Text document)
  • for pupils

  • Word documentWorksheet
    nonlinear success criteria.doc (33kb, Word document)
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Thank you, this looks fabulous!

from chipper115, 23 May 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

This has been terrific. I was really struggling with creating a stimulating sequence of lessons for such a boy heavy class. This has really helped me, thank you!

from kateleach, 08 March 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Great planning; really fab ideas. I found this link to the game as I couldn't open the file http://msmemorial.if-legends.org/games.htm/pawn.php

from hmargerum, 25 October 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Thank you so much for these amazing plans! Have been so helpful. Just having trouble finding the Oblivion video. Any tips on how and where to look for it? Thanks again

from lausicon, 15 February 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

excellent. fantastic stuff, thanks. it can be really hard to find stuff for this unit!

from 4lefts, 20 June 2010
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