This year 5 unit of work is based on Bold and Brave Women from Shakespeare by The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. This beautifully illustrated book shares stories of twelve of Shakespeare’s courageous, strong-willed and determined female characters.

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.

In addition, this unit has regular opportunities for pupils to work on performance skills.

Mastery skills:

  • Use relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or an omitted relative pronoun
  • Use adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility
  • Use a wider range of devices to build cohesion across paragraphs
  • Link ideas using tense choices

Short writing opportunities:

  • Description
  • Playscript
  • Diary
  • Speech
  • Letter

Resources: PowerPoints, lesson plans and abridged methodology.

The supporting texts for the units of work can be purchased at Peters Ltd at 30% off the RRP price of the books*

Please contact Oonagh Towse oonagh.towse@peters.co.uk 07815 557646

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*You will receive 30% discount off the RRP on the vast majority of books ordered for the Pathways to Read and Pathways to Write programmes. Items excluded from this offer: book packs, plus short discount items (a small number of academic titles, big books, and audio titles). This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion.

This unit can be used individually or as part of a whole-school themed project with our other units on this theme.

If you are an existing Pathways to Write school and wish to order any additional units, please download and complete the order form above to access your Pathways Literacy discounted prices.

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