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Odd and the Frost Giants

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SKU E5CS900760
Key Stage 2 Reading – comprehension English Year 5
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This exciting set of English lessons for your Year 5 class is based on Neil Gaiman's wonderful Viking-themed adventure book, 'Odd and the Frost Giants'.

You might also be interested in our Vikings Topic Bundle, which includes four schemes of work covering History, Geography, Science and Art.

 

#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

During these five Odd and the Frost Giant Lesson Plans, you will read and discuss the events of the book together as a class. Children will explore and compare characters, practise their skills of inference and deduction, make and justify predictions, and take part in a debate!

Each ready-to-teach lesson within this Odd and the Frost Giants planning pack comes with a detailed plan, an engaging set of slides for the teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and printable resources. Please be aware that, for copyright purposes, we are unable to provide the full text for this scheme of work. Extracts are provided where appropriate.

 
#Lesson1ExploringthecharacterofOdd

In this first 'Odd and the Frost Giants' lesson plan, your class will read Chapter 1 of the book together, and discuss what has happened so far.

In their independent activities they will focus on the main character of Odd, using their inference and deduction skills to explore his thoughts, behaviours and actions further. In the alternative activity they are challenged to put themselves into Odd's shoes, and write a short diary entry explaining what has happened to him in the last two years, and inferring how he feels about this.

This first Odd and the Frost Giants lesson is ready-to-teach, and includes a detailed plan, engaging slideshow for the teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Challenge Cards
  • Odd's Diary
#Lesson2ComparingandContrastingCharacters

Children will read Chapters 2 and 3 of 'Odd and the Frost Giants' together, discussing both the unfolding events and the new characters of the fox, the bear and the eagle.

In their activities, children will focus on analysing and describing the personality traits and behaviours of the three animals. Or, if the FSD? activity is chosen, they are challenged to create an imagined role-play of the interaction between the three animals just before Odd meets them.

A comprehensive plan, engaging slideshow, and differentiated, printable resources are all included with this Odd and the Frost Giants lesson planning pack.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Character Description List
  • Extract Cards
  • Role-Play Challenge Card
  • Animal Masks
#Lesson3MakingandJustifyingPredictions

After recapping on what has happened in the book so far, children will continue to read and discuss Chapters 4 and 5 of 'Odd and the Frost Giants' as a class.

Based on what has happened so far, children are challenged to make predictions about what will happen next, then put them in order of 'least likely' to 'most likely', justifying their choices based on their knowledge of events and characters in the book. In the alternative activity, children read the provided myth of Odin and Mimir's Well, using this to help them predict what might happen next and why.

As well as a detailed plan with differentiated activity ideas, this Odd and the Frost Giants lesson planning pack also includes an engaging slideshow and printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Prediction Cards
  • Blank Prediction Cards
  • Odin and Mimir's Well Story Sheet
  • Prediction Sheet
#Lesson4InferringThoughtsandFeelings

Once they have recapped on their predictions from the previous lesson, children will read and discuss Chapter 6 of 'Odd and the Frost Giants' together.

Children are challenged to use extracts from the text to infer and explain the different emotions that the Frost Giant experiences throughout his conversation with Odd. In the alternate activity, they will take on the persona of the Frost Giant, then write and perform a monologue revealing what he thinks and feels about the situation he finds himself in.

This ready-to-teach Odd and the Frost Giants planning pack includes an easy-to-follow plan, an engaging set of slides for the teaching input, plus differentiated, printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Extract Cards
  • Challenge Cards
  • Frost Giant Monologue Sheet
#Lesson5TakingpartinaDebate

In this final lesson, children will read and discuss the events in Chapters 7 and 8 of Neil Gaiman's 'Odd and the Frost Giants'.

In their independent activiites, they will focus on the events that led to the Frost Giant wanting revenge for his brother. Children read the Norse myth of how the wall around Asgard was built, and then prepare for, and take part in, a debate on the statement: The Norse Gods treated the Frost Giant who built their wall unfairly.

Included in this Odd and the Frost Giants planning pack is a lesson plan, set of slides for the teaching input, activity ideas and printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • The Building of Asgard's Wall Story Sheet
  • Agree or Disagree Debate Cards
  • Debate Notes Sheet
  • Prompt Question Cards
  • Voting Slips
  • Debate Instructions Sheet
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Curriculum Objectives covered

Reading - Comprehension Objectives:

  • provide reasoned justifications for their views.

Spoken Language Objectives:

  • listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
  • ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
  • articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions
  • give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for expressing feelings
  • maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments
  • use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas
  • participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play/improvisations and debates

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