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Twisted Tales - KS2 Text Types: Writing Planners and Model Text

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Explore fairy tales with a twist using this text types resource pack for Key Stage 2. Pupils will read the model text ‘Sleeping Beauty’, identifying how the author has changed the story from the original tale. They will use the model text to identify features of a fairy tale and specific grammar and punctuation skills that they can apply in their own stories.

What does this twisted fairy tales resource pack include?

  • Model Text - Sleeping Beauty: a retelling of this famous fairy tale with a twist!
  • Twisted Tales writing sheet - two versions of the sheet show success criteria to support pupils when writing and include examples of how fronted adverbials and inverted commas in KS2 are used for Years 3 and 4 and adverbials and relative clauses for Years 5 and 6
  • Fairy tale image cards - a set of cards that can be used to help pupils orally retell the story and plan their own retelling with a twist
  • Twisted Tale planning sheet - a worksheet to support pupils to plan and structure their writing
  • Writing paper - a PDF sheet that pupils could use to present their work

What is a fairy tale?

A fairy tale is a type of traditional tale that usually includes characters that are good and evil, royalty and magic.

National Curriculum English programme of study links:

Year 3/4

  • Pupils should plan their writing by discussing writing that is similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.
  • Pupils will use and punctuate direct speech
  • Pupils will use fronted adverbials

Year 5/6

  • Pupils should plan their writing by identifying the audience for and purpose for writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own.
  • Pupils will use relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose or that
  • Pupils will use and understand the grammar and terminology in English appendix 2 accurately and appropriately in discussing their writing and reading (adverbials)

  • Model Text - Sleeping Beauty: a retelling of this famous fairy tale with a twist!
  • Twisted Tales writing sheet - two versions of the sheet show success criteria to support pupils when writing and includes examples of inverted commas and fronted adverbials for years 3 and 4 and adverbials and relative clauses for years 5 and 6
  • Fairy tale image cards - a set of cards that can be used to help pupils orally retell the story and plan their own retelling with a twist
  • Twisted Tale planning sheet: a worksheet to support pupils to plan and structure their writing
  • Writing Paper: a PDF sheet that pupils could use to present their work
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