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About the Read in to Writing Zoo unit:
Suggested year group: Year 3
Length of unit: 6 weeks/30 sessions
Themes and topics: Animals and nature, zoos, family, relationships, inverting expectations, satire, understanding the world
Writing outcomes: Diary entries, a letter of complaint, a fact file, an extended narrative
Ths unit will will also briefly compare Zoo to two of Anthony Browne’s other books, Gorilla and My Dad
About Zoo by Anthony Browne:
Zoo follows the story of a family spending a day at the zoo, looking at the animals in the cages – or is it the animals that are looking at them? Zoo is an engaging and satirical spotlight on the purpose of zoos and the relationship between animals and people.
Complete unit includes downloadable and editable planning and teaching resources (pupil activity sheets, PowerPoint slides) and moderation guidance
Overview Grid provides information on themes and topics, writing outcomes, curriculum coverage and week-by-week planning
Read in to Writing provides units for Reception to Year 6.