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The Iron Man by Ted Hughes 7-9

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The Iron Man

The Iron Man appears from nowhere at the brink of the cliff.  He wreaks havoc on the countryside, eating a whole host of machinery, diggers and tractors.  Hogarth, a local boy, is used as bait to trap the Iron Man in a pit where he is buried alive.  The following spring, the Iron Man digs himself free and Hogarth leads him to a scrap heap where he can eat as much metal as he likes without causing trouble for the community.  The peace is broken once more though when the “Space-Bat-Angel-Dragon” arrives on Earth.  The people call upon the Iron Man for help.

Writing Outcomes

  • Description
  • Action sequences
  • diary
  • instructions

Topic Links

  • Robots
  • Differences
  • Fairytales
  • Metal
  • Refugees

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