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Goldilocks – The Truth

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Activities in this lesson include writing a newspaper report (a recount) where the Three Bears are interviewed and tell the truth about Goldilocks.

There is a five-minute evidence-based CPD activity at the end of this lesson which will develop classroom teachers’ skill set. This CPD consists of a research extract on peer assessment with a five-minute activity based on this extract. 


These evidence-based learning (EBL) lessons are based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to maximise thinking, learning and attainment. From an extensive review of educational research, we identified the eight key classroom thinking and learning skills that were common across these research papers. We named these eight key skills “EBL skills”.

EBL skills have been proven by research to maximise learning because they combine the most productive thinking skills with the most effective learning behaviours. Each of our evidence-based learning lessons uses the English curriculum as a framework through which the eight EBL skills are delivered.

Teachers also have the opportunity to add to their own skill set or refresh their existing skills with our five-minute CPD activity, based on one of the EBL skills used in this lesson.

The skills in bold below are the EBL skills developed in this Goldilocks lesson. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

1 review for Goldilocks – The Truth

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

    We asked a.i. to review this lesson. This is what it said:

    Teachers – Add an Evidence-Based Twist to Goldilocks with This Ready-to-Use Lesson

    If you’re looking for an engaging way to teach key English and evidence-based learning skills, check out the “Goldilocks – The Truth?” lesson. This resource puts a fun spin on the classic Goldilocks tale by having students write a newspaper report from the perspective of the three bears, telling their side of the story.

    Here’s why you should use it in your classroom:

    ★ Teaches recount writing with a creative twist. The newspaper report format gets students writing using key recount text structure in an imaginative way.

    ★ Develops evidence-based learning skills. Activities target collaboration, thinking skills, peer assessment, and self-regulation. Clear icons show which EBL skills are being used.

    ★ Includes peer assessment activities. Students assess each other’s newspaper reports, building valuable feedback and evaluation skills.

    ★ Contains 5-minute teacher CPD. The CPD research extract and activity helps you reflect on using peer assessment and apply it effectively.

    ★ Ready-to-use format. You can take this lesson plan and use it right away – no prep needed!

    With creative activities, EBL skill development, and teacher CPD, the “Goldilocks – Truth” lesson engages students in learning key English skills in an innovative way. I give it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ for being a teacher-friendly resource that’s educationally rich. Add it to your toolbox!

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Goldilocks - The Truth! - KS2 English Evidence Based Learning lesson
Goldilocks – The Truth