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UKS2 Whole Class Reading The Explorer


A story full of friendship, adventure and survival in the Amazon Rainforest.

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Whole Class Reading resources and planning for Upper Key Stage 2 in a zip file based on Katherine Rundell’s ‘The Explorer’. After a plane crash in the Amazon jungle, four children have to survive alone.

This pack is based on the first four chapters of the book. In this pack, you will find 2 x whole class lessons (an hour-long for each – or you can split them), an editable PowerPoint presentation with vocabulary links, the task sheets (with scaffolding) and the planning that we use to teach the Key Stage Two Reading Domains. The tasks are closely linked to the question stems from recent SAT papers.

These resources are made for Year 5 and 6 pupils and will show evidence for a number of reading skills at different abilities. They will help to assess the understanding of the text, characterisation and attitudes along with promoting deep discussion on inference and impressions of characters and places using evidence from the text. This unit would link well with a South America Geography unit.

You will need to purchase the book to complete this unit.

This unit is for UKS2 so it is the same for both Year 5 and Year 6.