Discussion, debate, science fiction narrative
Overview and Outcomes:
This is a three week planning sequence based upon Robot Girl by Malorie Blackman, The sequence begins by asking children to explore an argument, before going on to read the text. During the sequence, children create persuasive speeches, explanation texts and discussion texts. The final outcome gives children the opportunity to publish own short science fiction narrative.
Synopsis of Text:
A futuristic drama full of suspense from the UK Children's Laureate 2013-2015. Claire is keen to find out what her dad has been working on in his lab. He's been really excited about it and Claire knows it must be something that will make him even more famous. But the big reveal isn't at all what she expected and now Claire has a dilemma on her hands - what do you do when your dad has created a monster...? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+