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GLEITZMAN, Morris Once Learning Path

By Aoife McDonnell

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9 resources in this Learning Path

1

'Once' by Morris Gleitzman (Part One: Audio)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkgf6ZvIEQ0 Added: 22 Jun 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

A Youtube audio book for 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman. The audio covers the first part of the book read by the author. The story is about a young Jewish boy who is determined to escape an orphanage in search of his parents.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
English

Strand: 1. Oral Language

Strand unit: 04. Listen Actively Noting Main Points

Suggestions for use: Assign the listening activity as a homework exercise to re-cap on reading material for next lesson.

Asset type: Audio
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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2

'Once' by Morris Gleitzman (Part Two: Audio)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTWlcuOeQds&spfreload=5 Added: 22 Jun 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Audio / Video

A Youtube audio book for 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman. The audio covers the second part of the book read by the author. The story is about a young Jewish boy who is determined to escape an orphanage in search of his parents.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
English

Strand: 1. Oral Language

Strand unit: 04. Listen Actively Noting Main Points

Asset type: Audio
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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3

Novel opening activity: 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/22506/22229.pdf Added: 23 Apr 2017 Contributor: Anne-Marie Ryan Resource type: Worksheet

Worksheet containing activities based on the opening of the novel 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman, a prescribed novel for the Junior Cycle English specification. Students learn about the characteristics of an effective novel opening and identify these characteristics in the opening of 'Once'.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
English

Strand: 2. Reading

Strand unit: 04. Respond to Literary Texts Critically

Suggestions for use: As a pre-reading activity, students should be taught the characteristics of an effective novel opening (listed on worksheet). They should then read chapter 1 of the novel 'Once'. It would be good have a general class or small group discussion to see whether or not students can identify the opening characteristics in the first chapter of the novel. Then the individual students should write down examples of each characteristic identified in the chapter.

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking Literacy

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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4

Theme and message worksheet: 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/22505/22228.pdf Added: 23 Apr 2017 Contributor: Anne-Marie Ryan Resource type: Worksheet

Worksheet that enables students to discuss and write about the main themes and messages in the novel 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman, a prescribed novel for Junior Cycle English.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
English

Strand: 2. Reading

Strand unit: 04. Respond to Literary Texts Critically

Suggestions for use: The worksheet contains three statements which identify important themes and messages in the novel 'Once'. Students should firstly discuss each of the messages in small groups and write a paragraph on the theme/message based on their discussion.

Key Skills: Literacy

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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5

Character Analyse Worksheet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/23155/22878.pdf Added: 21 Jun 2017 Contributor: Aoife McDonnell Resource type: Worksheet

Downloadable Scoilnet worksheet for analysing characters in a play, novel, drama or film. The worksheet can be used for individual/ group discussion. Includes 5 character questions for students to answer.

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JC English
3-4 5-6 SC English
3-4 5-6 Drama

How it maps to the curriculum

JC
English

Strand: 2. Reading

Strand unit: 06. Character/Setting/Story/Action

Suggestions for use: Download worksheet to incorporate into your lesson.


Strand: 1. Oral Language

Strand unit: 08. Respond to Drama/Poetry/Media

Suggestions for use: Download worksheet to incorporate into your lesson.


Strand: 1. Oral Language

Strand unit: 03. Engage in Constructive Discussion

Suggestions for use: Download worksheet to incorporate into your lesson.

3-4
5-6
SC
English

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Receptiveness to Language

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Receptiveness to Language

Strand: Novels

Suggestions for use: Download worksheet to incorporate into your lesson.


Strand: Plays

Suggestions for use: Download worksheet to incorporate into your lesson.


Strand: Films

Suggestions for use: Download worksheet to incorporate into your lesson.

3-4
5-6
Drama

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Reflecting on drama

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Reflecting on drama

Asset type: Document
Language: English
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6

Character mind-map: Felix in 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/22504/22227.pdf Added: 23 Apr 2017 Contributor: Anne-Marie Ryan Resource type: Worksheet

Mind-map for the character of Felix in 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman, a prescribed novel for Junior Cycle English. Students are given characteristics of Felix and must find quotes and examples from the text to support these characteristics.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
English

Strand: 2. Reading

Strand unit: 06. Character/Setting/Story/Action

Suggestions for use: I have found it useful to project this mind-map on to a whiteboard and fill in the examples using suggestions from students. This mind-map has been used with lower ability students in particular as it provides a simple overview of a main character.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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7

'Once' by Morris Gleitzman: plot event sequencing activity/plot summary

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/22502/22225.pdf Added: 23 Apr 2017 Contributor: Anne-Marie Ryan Resource type: Game

List of plot events for the novel 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman, a prescribed novel for the Junior Cycle English specification.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
English

Strand: 2. Reading

Strand unit: 07. Key Moments

Suggestions for use: This resource could be used as a plot summary to aid students with revision of the key moments of the novel. It could be made more interactive by cutting out the plot events, mixing them up and getting students to arrange the plot events in the correct order.

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking Literacy

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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8

Penguin Teachers' notes for the novel 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman

https://cdn.penguin.com.au/462/document/Once.pdf Added: 28 Mar 2017 Contributor: Anne-Marie Ryan Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Guide for teacher to the novel 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman, a prescribed novel for Junior Cycle English.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
English

Strand: 2. Reading

Strand unit: 04. Respond to Literary Texts Critically

Suggestions for use: Contains a number of suggested resources and activities which teachers can use in teaching the novel 'Once', including discussion questions based on each chapter of the novel.

Key Skills: Literacy

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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9

Interview with Morris Gleitzman, author of 'Once'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vov8Tyephk Added: 23 Apr 2017 Contributor: Anne-Marie Ryan Resource type: Audio / Video

Interview with Morris Gleitzman, author of 'Once' a prescribed novel for the new Junior Cycle English specification. In the interview, Gleitzman discusses the character of Felix in 'Once' and how he equipped this character with a strong sense of optimism in order to overcome the grim situation in which he found himself.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
English

Strand: 2. Reading

Strand unit: 06. Character/Setting/Story/Action

Suggestions for use: This clip could be used at the beginning of a lesson on the character of Felix in 'Once'. Teachers could show the clip, with particular emphasis on Gleitzman's discussion of the character of Felix in the second question of the clip, where Gleitzman refers to Felix's optimism in spite of the grim situation in which he finds himself. Teachers could ask students to identify in small groups examples of Felix's optimism in the novel and give feedback to the class.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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