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Lesson 4

The Snail and the Whale 

The outcome for the unit: Write the story from a different animal’s viewpoint

LO: I can identify true and false statements about a story.


Learning – PLAN

Questions to ask 

Success Criteria 

Spelling and grammar recap: using the prefix - un

Can you try and use this in speech?


Use day 4 pdf with plan 


1.Reread the story to the children focusing on the rhythm and encouraging them to join in.  

2. Give children some statements about the story, some of which are true or appropriate and some are not.  For example:

  • This story is about friendship.  
  • This story is about a journey.  
  • The snail is clever. 

3. Discuss with children why some of these statements are true and why not.


4. Encourage children to use evidence from the text to support their choice.

5. Ask the children to explain their reasons for this.  

Model how to do this.


Example: I think the snail is clever because he knew what to do when the whale got beached.



Is this statement true? 


Why not? 

How do you know? 


Is this statement false?


Why not? 

How do you know? 


What do you think this story is about?


Do you agree with the following statements?


Why do you agree/disagree?

I can say which sentences are true.


I can say which sentences are false.


I can give a reason.