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By Brenda Williams Originally published 29 February 2008

A great interactive story and poem about The Thunder Giant, based upon the Norse legend of Thor. Simple animated pictures and sound effects, make it accessible to a range of abilities.

Thunder Giant

This resource includes two audio texts — a story and a poem by the same author, Brenda Williams. The story is about Thor, the god of thunder, and is a retelling of the Norse legend. The narrative is supported by simple animated pictures and sound effects, making it accessible to a range of abilities. The poem gives a more humorous description of a thunder giant.

Shared teaching and learning

  • Explain that you are going to listen to a story or a poem about a thunder giant. Ask for words to describe a thunder giant and make predictions about what he could be like.
  • After both story and poem have been discussed, compare them.
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