About the Read in to Writing Skellig unit:

  • Suggested year group: Year 6

  • Length of unit: 6 weeks/30 sessions

  • Themes and topics: Romanticism and William Blake, Darwinism and evolution, religion, relationships, change, loss

  • Writing outcomes: Internal monologues, a personal narrative, a continuation of the story, diary entries, free writing and a formal piece of non-fiction

About Skellig by David Almond:

A strange creature – part owl, part angel – called Skellig who needs Michael’s help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael’s world changes forever…

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Complete unit includes downloadable and editable planning and teaching resources (pupil activity sheets, PowerPoint slides, text extracts) and moderation guidance

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