About the Read in to Writing Mole's Star unit: 

  • Suggested year group: Year 1

  • ​Length of unit: 3 weeks/15 sessions

  • Themes and topics: Animals and nature, selfishness and generosity, regret, loneliness and friendship, working together, sharing, light and dark, magic

  • Writing outcomes: Sentence work, a personal narrative about making wishes, a letter of apology, a poster, and a non-chronological report about moles

About Mole's Star by Britta Teckentrup​:

Every evening, Mole comes out of his burrow to watch the twinkling stars in the sky above. How he wishes he could have them for his very own! Then one night he sees a shooting star, and suddenly his wish comes true. There’s just one problem: now that Mole’s burrow is full of beautiful, shining stars, none of the other animals can enjoy them...

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