Lesson Free planning from Hamilton Trust: Using The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith, children look for examples of adverbs and adverbial phrases. They memorise a section of dialogue and use it as a basis for their own writing. In the second week the focus is on complex and compound sentences as children write an animal adventure story.
Resource This spine chilling story by Roger Hurn from his book Spooky Stories & Twisted Tales, is guaranteed to grab the attention of even the most reluctant listeners. It has been used successfully with older Key Stage 2 children and Year 7 pupils who all seem to love a "scary" story.
Video This short dramatic clip, from Lesson Starters, can be shown on an interactive whiteboard and used as a helpful stimulus for writing an adventure story in KS1/2 English.In the clip, a woman is tracking footprints across a sandy shoreline and calling out across the deserted beach. Another figure is signaling to her from high up in the cliffs. Who are these people? How did they reach this deserted place? What will happen next?