8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Reading and Writing
Write a discussion text or persuasive letter about the destruction of habitats.
September 24, 2019
Kensuke's Kingdom World File
Kensuke's Kingdom world in Minecraft to support lessons.
LITCRAFT uses the popular Minecraft gaming platform to build accurate scale models of authorial maps from classic works of literature.
Full lesson plan and additional activities.
Kensuke's Kingdom Extracts
Extracts from Kensuke's Kingdom to support activities.
This series of lessons is designed to help teach English Language Arts concepts through the study of Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.
Shared reading aloud of Chapter 9
Students re-read the section about the rescue of the turtles pp. 141-144 and focus in on the last section of the chapter from p. 142-3
Encourage students to use the P.E.E. prompt when answering these questions. Feedback to the class and record responses.
Shared reading aloud of Chapter 10 stopping at the end of p. 154.
Focus in on pp.150-4. Ask students to discuss the following questions in pairs or groups:
Once the students have had the opportunity to discuss both of the sections from Chapter 9 and 10, ask them to compare the similarities and differences in those sections. They could record these on a table or, depending on ability, write a paragraph comparing the two sections. Are there any broader messages in these sections about the relationships between humans and animals? What do you think the author might be trying to say about the ways in which the animal and human worlds co-exist?
In-Game Activity: Saving
Both Michael and Kensuke care deeply about the animals they are responsible for.
FOLLOW UP TASK:
Do you have an animal you care about or one you would like as a pet?
Write a description of them and their character.
Suggested writing activity: Children read the letter from Michael Morpurgo at the end of the book and research about endangered species. They write a discussion text or persuasive letter about the destructions of habitats.
Cross-curricular: Geography link with protecting the environment and endangered species.
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