Lesson 1: Beware the dragon!

Pupils work together to look for information within a text about a Varan de Komodo (Komodo Dragon), using a range of language detective skills to identify key facts about the animal

Learning Objectives

  • Recognising text type from its key features

  • Using a range of ‘detective skills’ including cognates to decode a text

  • Identifying key facts about an animal

Lesson Plan

Investigating text for clues and information
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Teacher Video: Beware the dragon!

Key Vocabulary and Pronunciation

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Activity: Top Komodo Facts Answer Sheet
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Belinda Dean,  
Languages specialist
Belinda is a French and Spanish teacher as well as a trainer for Network for Languages at Bath Spa University for the last seven years, delivering courses for teachers and PGCE students, and Expert Centre co-ordinator for the Global Learning…
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