Yr 3 Whole Class Reading The Matchbox Diary


The story of a little girl visiting her great-grandfather.  They explore his collection of matchboxes making up his diary when he was a boy, containing objects she can hold in her hand, each one evoking a memory.

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Whole-Class Reading fiction and non-fiction resources and planning for three weeks in Year 3, in a zip file based on Paul Fleischman’s ‘The Matchbox Diary’. Vocabulary, Prediction, Retrieval, Questioning, Comparison, Visualisation, Narrative content discussion and Inference are all covered in this unit. Teaching children how to answer different question types using popular texts will greatly enhance their enjoyment of reading and understanding and this unit complements a historical study perfectly along with understanding, empathy and kindness.  This remarkable book includes detailed illustrations and is based on the true story of immigration from Italy to New York in the early 1900s and includes a fact file to study as part of the unit.  This unit includes paired discussion for week two.

In this pack you will find 3 x whole class lessons (an hour-long for each – or you can split them); an editable PowerPoint presentation; vocabulary focus; full planning using the KS2 Reading Domains; and the scaffolded task sheets all ready to print. The original book is needed to complete the unit.