Grace Darling: Literacy skills lesson
Explore the life of Grace Darling by having your pupils write a diary account from her perspective with this lesson plan.
- 60 minutes
- RNLI engagement and awareness
- Required: display equipment
- Optional: printer
- Optional: white board pens
Description: A plan to help guide your pupils through writing a diary entry from Grace Darling.
Aim:To write a diary account from the point of view of Grace Darling.
Objectives: To write in the first person, in chronological order in the past tense.
Activities: Think about people who are famous. Find out about Grace Darling using this animated cartoon. Write a diary entry for Grace Darling for that day.
Interactive whiteboard activity
Description: Use this interactive whiteboard activity to help your pupils with their Grace Darling diary entry.
Aim: To develop and extend vocabulary according to age and ability using a range of strategies and linguistic techniques.
Activity 1: To infer the meaning of unknown words, use a dictionary and learn what a definition is.
Activity 2: To use a thesaurus to extend vocabulary.
Activity 3: To understand and use adjectives to improve impact.
Activities: Choose one of the three interactive whiteboard activities to suit your group. Grace Darling's story is animated on the screen with vocabulary activities at three different levels.