About the Read in to Writing Phileas's Fortune unit:

  • Suggested year group: Year 4

  • Length of unit: 6 weeks/30 sessions

  • Themes and topics: Self-expression, language, confidence, creativity, facing fears, overcoming challenges

  • Writing outcomes: A narrative setting description, an internal monologue with a choice of character, predictions, an internal monologue as Phileas and a formal letter

About Phileas's Fortune by Agnès de Lestrade and Valeria Docampo​:

How can Phileas express himself to Cybele when he doesn’t have enough money to buy the words?
Phileas’s Fortune reveals the power of language and self-expression. Words are important, but the sincerity and character behind what is being said matter more. True self-expression comes from deep inside. In the end, heart is always more meaningful than money.

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