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Philip Pullman’s Birthday

October 12th| Michael Mountford

Philip Pullman’s Birthday

Classroom Ideas:

Display Area

If you’re looking for some inspiration to help make learning more fun and engaging for kids in their own time, why not try and a splash of creativity to a spare section of the classroom and make a dedicated display area where the children can pin up their favourite pieces of work all to do with the topic of Philip Pullman.

Character Costume Show

A great way to help kids engage with the characters and stories is to hold a class, or even school, wide costume show. Let them dress up and show off their creative side.

Lesson Ideas:

BBC- Meet The Authors

In this programme Philip Pullman is interviewed by a group of school children about his work and talks about a writer’s techniques.

After showing the children this clip, why not get them to take part in their own radio style interview and have the children come up with questions that they would want to ask their favourite authors.

Celebrity Book Reading

Having a celebrity voice reading out popular books can help children focus and retain more of the story, and may also entice them to read more- or even listen to audiobooks- in their own time.

Resources:

Below you can find our comprehensive Author Pack all to do with Philip Pullman.

Each author pack includes:

A display banner
Author poster featuring some of their most famous texts
Author cartoon image for a display
3 writing frames
10 challenges
– write an acrostic poem
– Character comparison
– Book front cover design
– Create an author fact file
– Write a Book review
– Write a book blurb
– Questions for the author and research
– Award introduction speech
– Create a character profile
– Change the ending to a story

Supporting activity sheets for some of the challenges are also included such as an acrostic poem template, story plan boards and fact files.

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