The comprehension phase is the biggest and will take some time to complete. The activities include several recorded outcomes using graphic organisers such as Role on the Wall; some short burst writing and, new for this sequence, a computing challenge. Again, this phase repeats activities from the comprehension phase of Once Upon a Blue Moon to build upon children’s experience. To further challenge upper KS2, there is the opportunity to compare and evaluate The Short Story of… with a similar, but more challenging film, The Girl and the Fox.
The comprehension activities are:
- Decision wheel
- C and S questions – information about the Cs and Ss
- Role on the wall
- Venn diagram
- Trading card / character study
- Axis of emotion
- Setting description
- Optional computing challenge
- Comprehension questions
- Extension activity for upper KS2 – Comparison and Challenge Questions
Explanations and examples of the activities can be found on the downloadable PowerPoint. Other downloadable resources can be found below in both Word and PDF forms.