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Fantasy Stories + PDF  & Word Files


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  1. Alice, the White Rabbit and the Portal 
  2. Alice in Wonderland 
  3. Rabbit Holes and Wardrobes 
  4. Real Stories vs Fantasy Stories 
  5. Using Magic Gateways in Fantasy Stories 
  6. Alice in Wonderland vs Harry Potter 
  7. Stanley, Head Elf Inspector and New Paragraphs 
  8. Improving Creative Writing using Fantasy Stories 
  9. The Key Features of Fantasy Stories 
  10. Stepping through Portals 


Unlock the Magic of Fantasy Stories While Teaching Key Learning Skills

Looking to spark imagination in your students while covering literacy fundamentals and developing crucial future-proof skills? Then explore this collection of 10 fantasy-themed English lessons for KS2 built around classics like Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter.

These ready-to-use resources use the wonder of fantasy storytelling to teach core features of the genre from imaginary settings and characters to world-crossing portals. Fun, creativity-firing activities based on fantasy tales allow you to teach curriculum writing objectives in an engaging way.

But the magic doesn’t stop there! The lessons also incrementally build up students’ mastery of 8 key evidence-based learning strategies including critical thinking, collaboration, self-assessment and metacognition. Short excerpts explain the research behind a specific skill and how to leverage it in your teaching.

So you get the best of all worlds – delightful fantasy activities fused with the development of essential skills that studies prove elevate academic performance. Students escape into magical realms while unconsciously honing abilities like analysis, reflection and communication that will serve them for life.

The reviews spotlight how these lessons occupy that coveted teaching space where literacy enjoyment and long-term skill-building collide. Their ability to silently embed important competencies through fantasy has earned them each 5 shining stars.

So for an efficient, stimulating way to cover multiple learning objectives via imagination-grabbing stories, dive into this collection of fantasy lessons. As the reviews reveal, unlocking learning through fantasy is skilful magic!

These 8 skills are the EBL skills developed across these Fantasy Story lessons. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning


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Fantasy Stories + PDF  & Word Files