activities to help explore/analyse and compare Roald Dahl's famous short-stories lamb to the slaughter and three is a lucky number by Margery Allingham (copy of this story attached as less freely available)
Show the PPT and discuss students' responses to the three questions.
Show slide 2 and issue Baby Shoes handout. Explain to students that this is a short story, just one sentence. Students are to read the ‘short story’ and think about the story behind it, e.g. Has a married couple lost a baby?
Encourage students to think a little more left-field, like is 'Baby Shoes, Never Worn' the name of a painting?
Students should jot down their ideas around the ‘short story’. They may discuss their ideas with a partner.
Introduce Ernest Hemingway. Students are to copy down notes into their exercise book.
Ask students to think of a collective name they would give to stories that are six words long, e.g. ‘sentence stories’. Encourage students to be inventive. They may discuss in pairs. Show slide 4; these are different names given to the shortest of short stories - are the ones students suggested up there?
Split students into seven groups. Give each group one piece of Flash Fiction stuck to a piece of A4 paper. As a group, they must decide the ‘story’ behind each piece of flash fiction. Model activity. Rotate the flash fiction allowing different groups to make notes on the same sheet of paper. Encourage students to think outside the box and not to go straight for the obvious.
After 10-15 minutes, make sure each group has one piece of flash fiction. Each group should read their flash fiction aloud and explain their story behind it. Students who are not presenting should listen, as they will be randomly selected to pick and explain their favourite piece of flash fiction.
As a final activity, students should have a go at writing their own 6-word short story. Share with the class.
<p>Support Bliss; the special care baby charity; by using the Bliss Butterflies activity sheets. Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly; symmetery and make your own Bliss Butterfly.</p>Appropriate for Early Childhood Education (Pre-K and younger). ECE-SC, ECE-SC-na
a range of resources designed to explore what makes Roald Dahl's work so loved by millions of children, exploring character, language features, words etc. Starting project now, will add to as i continue.
A Full scheme of work covering writing objectives using various of Roald Dahl's works (including Matilda and The BFG). It is easy to differentiate for KS 2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-14 year olds)and contains many worksheets for activities including vocabulary and punctuation use as well as descriptive and creative writing techniques.
These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library.
There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.
A variety of Literacy Tasks
Word mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.
Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics
Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing prompts
Simple Drawing Tasks
Label a Pirate
A great additional resource for a pirates topic.