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A Literary Curriculum Planning Sequence for Odd and the Frost Giants

£9.50  (inc VAT)

KS: LKS2 / UKS2, Lower KS2, R & KS1 / LKS2

Year Group: Year 4

Author(s): Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell

Main Outcomes:

Explanations, narrative recount, setting descriptions

Overview and Outcomes:

The 3 week teaching sequence is based on the story ‘Odd and the Frost Giants’ by Neil Gaiman. It includes exemplified grammar activities throughout, as well as including Drama techniques such as thought-tapping. Visual images are also incorporated. Specific teaching strategies are highlighted in bold and there is a glossary to explain how  each of these work in a classroom situation.

Synopsis of Text:

A thrilling, wintry Nordic epic from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell, weaving a tale of legend, magic and adventure which will grip and enchant readers from beginning to end.

Odd, a young Viking boy, is left fatherless following a raid and in his icy, ancient world there is no mercy for an unlucky soul with a crushed foot and no one to protect him. Fleeing to the woods, Odd stumbles upon and releases a trapped bear . and then Odd's destiny begins to change. The eagle, bear and fox Odd encounters are Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods. Now our hero must reclaim Thor's hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods .

This rich and layered tale of courage is told with humour and in breathtaking style by two creators at the height of their powers: from the author of modern classics such as American Gods, Coraline and The Sleeper and the Spindle, Odd and the Frost Giants will leave you spellbound. Lavishly produced and packed with Chris Riddell's glorious illustration enhanced with metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift.

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