Stories with Familiar Settings
Learning Intention: I can compose and punctuate a series of sentences
to describe a familiar setting.
Put pictures of various settings on the board. Ask children what they can
see in the pictures. Let them come to the board in turns, pick a piece of
paper with setting description, read it aloud and stick it under the picture it
refers to (Word document file “Warm-up” is attached).
Main Teaching Activity
Ask children to explain the meaning of the word “setting”. Remind of the
four questions they should answer when describing it – what they
see/what they hear/what they smell/how they feel.
Introduce the story. Read it to the children from the Interactive
Whiteboard or the Projector (Word document file “Story” is attached). Stop
while you read checking understanding and asking questions on the
content. Discuss the setting – Was there any setting description at all? No!
Watch the presentation about the places the characters of the story visit.
(Power Point “Presentation” file is attached). As you look through the slides,
explain the importance of including the setting description in the story.
E.g. “The first place is village. Do we know anything about the village?
Was it a small village on a hill (slide 1), or a dark scary village at night (slide
2), or a nice village in the mountains (slide 3), or a rich village on the
seaside (slide 4)? We do not know, because there is no setting description in