The Reluctant Dragon: Week 1

Using the images provided discuss perceptions of dragons the children may already be familiar with.

The Reluctant Dragon_ Introducing Dragons

What is similar about the dragons, what is different?



Complete the left column with words and phrases children would use to describe a dragon. You may need to use prompt questions such as what does a dragon’s skin/eyes/mouth/tail look like? Which words describe how a dragon behaves? Consider adjectives that describe size, touch and the shape of a dragon and its features. The right hand column will be filled in during week 3. 

T Diagram The Reluctant Dragon


Plot Diagram

Make predictions and map the story as you read using a plot diagram. You could copy onto a large sheet of paper or the children could copy into their journals.

Plot diagram.docx