This year 4 Black Lives themed unit of work is based on Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker. Counting on Katherine tells the extraordinary tale of Katherine Johnson, a young mathematical genius who faced terrible segregation throughout her life. This true story recounts how Katherine’s boundless curiosity, skill and determination eventually led her to become one of NASA’s most prominent mathematicians.
The unit comprises 15 sessions of English planning and focuses on mastering key writing skills (grammar, vocabulary and punctuation) from the national curriculum. Opportunities to develop reading comprehension, writing composition and spoken language skills are also woven throughout the unit.
Short writing opportunities:
Resources: PowerPoints, lesson planning and abridged methodology.
This Black Lives themed collection of units aligns with skills and progression covered in Pathways to Write, Autumn 1.
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This unit can be used individually or as part of a whole-school themed project with our other units on this theme.
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