Literacy Live Lesson 5 - KS2 / First & Second Level

For our final literacy lesson of the term, Ayshah Tull and Mrs Vee look at the book Battle Bunny, learn how to edit text, and look at blackout poetry and graffiti along the way.

Guest readings from the book's authors inspire pupils to develop their own characters and to use a range of words in their writing by thinking about synonyms and antonyms.

This is part of a series of weekly Live Lessons for Autumn 2020, designed to support children in catching up on literacy and numeracy as they return to school after lockdown.

Each week, we published two lessons, one for KS1/First Level and one for KS2/First & Second Level. The lessons are designed for use in the classroom, but are also suitable to be used at home should schools be closed again.

Please note that this lesson was published in 2020 and we are no longer reviewing emails and messages from schools for inclusion in the lesson or on the page.

Curriculum Links

Pupils are encouraged to:

  • Identify the differences between two texts (words and illustrations)
  • Create their own character using the text as a stimulus
  • Explore different types of story genres
  • Understand that synonyms are words with similar meanings and sort synonyms on a scale of language
  • Edit a text in their own style (precise choice of language)

Supporting resources from Twinkl

This Live Lesson is supported by free teaching resources from Twinkl. Download today using the links below:

BBC Teach Live Lessons - 2021/2022
BBC Teach Live Lessons for primary schools
Literacy Live Lesson 4 for 7-11 year-olds