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This resource is the perfect 'pick up and teach' unit that can be used any time of the year! The Lion Inside is a charming story with an important message about being brave, but also understanding that it's okay to be scared sometimes. This unit has a strong comprehension and vocabulary focus, with an optional report or narrative writing lessons sequence.


With "The Lion Inside", everything is done for you! This four-week unit comes complete with 20 lesson plans, printable resources and activity sheets! The resources provided can be used as stand-alone activities, or can be paired with the attached lesson plans. The lesson plans consist of a variety of activities, varying between 30 minutes to an hour.


As this is a book companion resource, you will need to purchase your own copy of the text.


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Over 80 pages include:

  • 20 detailed lesson plans.

  • Comprehension questions.

  • Low-prep, engaging activities.

  • Vocabulary cards (perfect for a word wall!).

  • Story structure pictures.

  • 'The Lion Inside' display banner.

  • 'Stepping Through Report Writing' display.


Skills covered:

  • Strong vocabulary focus.

  • Predictions.

  • Making connections.

  • Story re-tell.

  • Character traits.

  • Cause and effects.

  • 'WOW!' sentence starters.

  • Synonym and Antonyms.

  • Comprehension (literal, inferential and evaluative).

  • Narrative structure writing sequence.

  • Report structure writing sequence.

  • ...and more!


Note: This unit follows a similar structure to my other book-based units. This allows students time to develop and consolidate their skills, while applying them to a variety of texts. It also means planning for you as a teacher is minimised, as you may already be familiar with the structure of some activities. If you have not completed any of my units before - don't worry! Any of them can be used without relying on knowledge of previous units.

The Lion Inside Book Companion Unit & Activities

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