This resource pack provides activities suitable for pupils in Years 5 and 6 based on the action-packed, magical book Caravan at the Edge of Doom by Jim Beckett. Caravan at the Edge of Doom is the first book in a series that features Harley Lenton, a twelve-year-old whose grandparents have exploded, leading her to an epic adventure in the Land of the Dead.
The resource pack will guide teachers when reading this book to the class, providing question to prompt class discussions about characters and events as the narrative unfolds. Activities will explore characters and events, with opportunities for role play and short writing tasks linked to what has been read.
By reading the Caravan at the Edge of Doom and taking part in the planned, engaging activities, children will develop reading and writing skills from Years 5 and 6 of the National Curriculum for English. Questions about each section are included to prompt discussion and develop a range of comprehension skills.
This UKS2 resource pack includes:
- Teacher notes
- PPT vocabulary lesson: doom
- Activity sheets 1-5
- Features of a legend sheet
National Curriculum programme of study links
Develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding what they read by:
• listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction ...
• increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books, including myths and legends ...
Participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously.
For more exciting teaching ideas based on the books children love, why not investigate our ‘Opie Jones Talks to Animals’ pack, also for years 5-6?