The Hairy Toe: PPT, poem and worksheets

Ideas for using the traditional poem ‘The Hairy Toe’ with KS1 pupils. This fun spooky poem is ideal for teachers exploring scary poetry with their pupils. Great for Halloween! Useful for whole class guided reading sessions, literacy lessons or topic work. The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The resource contains:

* A useful PPT which contains: the poem; supporting visual images; background information about the poem; ideas for independent work; discussion and follow-up activities.
* A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to make annotations or highlight.
* Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains a task to explore pupils’ basic understanding and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains tasks linked to language and inference.

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Created: Sep 27, 2017

Updated: Nov 28, 2020

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