Feel free to use and adapt this resource. I use this book as part of a fantasy project in year 6. although the level is very simple, it gets the children into books and provides a springboard for lots of art, drama and writing activities. I also use it to lead up to them being able to write their own fantasy book as you will see in the activity sheets. constructive comments welcome!
Each of these stories has a specific goal: to teach one or more unique values to listening children. So, kids have fun while they learn important lessons they will never forget about what is truly important in life: honesty, sincerity, tolerance, generosity... …
I hope that all the time, effort and enthusiasm put to create these materials result in a little aid for those educating and training children. All stories are written by José Sacristán.
The lessons and strategies that were shared have proved extremely helpful to teachers who are pursuing an invigorated emphasis on the correct use of mechanics in written language and Standard American English grammar in both oral and written language.
Many of the strategies include active physical participation for students. This makes the activities fun and provides an outlet for youthful energy, especially for elementary males, who, according to research, need many opportunities for physical activity in their daily routines.
I created these posters after reading Alan Peat's article:' Raising the cognitive demand level of 'Hot seating';
You may wish to enlarge them before printing. I advise you to laminate them for durability. You can use them across the curriculum to prompt your students to ask more elaborated questions about the topic being discussed or reviewed. Say, 'Who can ask me a number ... question about...? Then you can invite the children to take the hot seat.
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.