The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Age 8-10: Concept 2 - Force and Power: Unit 2

Explore the theme of good vs. evil and evaluate the proper and improper use of power. Engage in the writing process — from rough draft to final copy. Practice logical thinking, apply the rules of plurals, and work with possessive nouns. Analyze the power of effective imagery in writing. Compare and contrast the novel with the movie.

This unit can be used independently but is designed to be taught in conjunction with the science and social studies unit The Power of People.


  • Able to read and comprehend chapter books at a 4th or 5th grade reading level
  • Able to write an organized paragraph
  • Usually used by children in fourth grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: The Professor's House
  • Lesson 2: Edmund Discovers Narnia
  • Lesson 3: Always Winter and Never Christmas
  • Lesson 4: The Lion
  • Lesson 5: A Disappointment
  • Lesson 6: A Gift from Father Christmas
  • Lesson 7: Spring
  • Lesson 8: Deep Magic
  • Lesson 9: Back to Life
  • Lesson 10: Back Through the Wardrobe
  • Final Project: Narnia Think-Tac-Toe (2 Days)

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
  • Analyze characters, including their traits, feelings, relationships, and changes. (Language Arts)
  • Analyze, compare, and contrast written text. (Language Arts)
  • Compare communication in different forms such as contrasting a dramatic performance with a print version of the same story or comparing story variants. (Language Arts)
  • Compare experiences of characters across texts. (Language Arts)
  • Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and focuses on a topic. (Language Arts)
  • Conduct research for assigned projects. (Language Arts)
  • Connect ideas and themes across texts. (Language Arts)
  • Describe the setting of a book. (Language Arts)
  • Develop drafts. (Language Arts)
  • Edit for appropriate grammar, spelling, punctuation, and features of polished writing. (Language Arts)
  • Generate ideas for writing by using prewriting techniques such as drawing and listing key thoughts. (Language Arts)
  • Identify (with assistance) the purpose, the audience, and the appropriate form for the oral or written task. (Language Arts)
  • Identify and interpret conflict and resolution. (Language Arts)
  • Identify author's use of figurative language. (Language Arts)
  • Identify similarities and differences across texts in topics, characters, and themes. (Language Arts)
  • Identify the conflict of a story. (Language Arts)
  • Identify the theme or author's message. (Language Arts)
  • Increase reading and writing vocabulary through word study and book discussion. (Language Arts)
  • Interact with text by locating information for specific purposes. (Language Arts)
  • Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing by making connections. (Language Arts)
  • Locate background information about authors and their writing. (Language Arts)
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions about characters and events. (Language Arts)
  • Present dramatic interpretations of experiences, stories, poems, or plays. (Language Arts)
  • Produce work that follows the conventions of particular genres. (Language Arts)
  • Read a variety of fictional text including fables, myths, legends, fantasies, and fairy tales. (Language Arts)
  • Read aloud with fluency and expression. (Language Arts)
  • Recognize and interpret author's message. (Language Arts)
  • Recognize the theme or author's message in a story. (Language Arts)
  • Record personal knowledge of a topic in a variety of ways such as by drawing pictures. (Language Arts)
  • Relate plot, setting, and characters to personal experiences and ideas. (Language Arts)
  • Respond to fiction by reflecting on learning and gaining new insights. (Language Arts)
  • Revise drafts to achieve a sense of audience, precise word choices, and vivid images. (Language Arts)
  • Share written and oral products in a variety of ways. (Language Arts)
  • Use apostrophes in writing to show possession. (Language Arts)
  • Use logical thinking to solve problems and interpret information. (Language Arts)
  • Use logical thinking to solve problems and interpret information. (M) (Language Arts)
  • Use oral and written language to share information and ideas. (Language Arts)
  • Use word reference materials (e.g., dictionary, glossary) to confirm decoding skills, verify spelling, and extend meanings of words. (Language Arts)
  • Write in different forms for different purposes. (Language Arts)
  • Write to discover, develop, and refine ideas. (Language Arts)
  • Write to record ideas and reflections. (Language Arts)
  • Write with proficient spelling. (Language Arts)
  • Use logical thinking to solve problems and interpret information. (Math)
  • Use logical thinking to solve problems and interpret information. (LA) (Math)
  • Compare language and oral traditions that reflect customs, regions, and cultures. (Social Studies)
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