Dilemma Stories

As part of our learning this term, Year 4 will be learning all about Dilemma stories.

A dilemma story is a story, which includes a dilemma. But what is a dilemma?…

A dilemma is a problem offering two possibilities. It involves a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives.

We will be learning a text by rote. When learning a text by rote, this means to learn it off by heart. To do this, we will use our comprehension skills, visualising and memorising.

We will sequence a story. When sequencing a story, we will ensure that we use our knowledge of the story to the recreate it in the correct order. This includes the beginning, the middle and the end. For this, we will use our ability to retell the events within the text.

We will be identifying the key features of a story with a dilemma. The key features of a dilemma story include:

  • The dilemma (the problem)
  • The issue (choices the character could make)
  • Resolution (the choice the character makes)
  • Consequence (what happens as a result of the choice that is made?)
  • Moral (what lesson can be learnt? What message does the story give us?)

We will identify the audience and purpose of a dilemma story. Who might the audience be? What is the purpose?

We will be writing a setting description. A setting description could include the following:

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