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Free teaching resources from HarperCollins Children's Books, publisher of timeless classics such as The Chronicles of Narnia and The Hobbit, as well as perennial family favourites like Judith Kerr’s The Tiger who Came to Tea and Michael Bond's Paddington. HarperCollins Children's Books is also home to some of the most popular authors in children’s literature today, including David Walliams, Derek Landy, Michael Morpurgo, Louise Rennison and Oliver Jeffers.

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Free teaching resources from HarperCollins Children's Books, publisher of timeless classics such as The Chronicles of Narnia and The Hobbit, as well as perennial family favourites like Judith Kerr’s The Tiger who Came to Tea and Michael Bond's Paddington. HarperCollins Children's Books is also home to some of the most popular authors in children’s literature today, including David Walliams, Derek Landy, Michael Morpurgo, Louise Rennison and Oliver Jeffers.
Dr. Seuss | The Cat in the Hat | World Poetry Day Resources
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Dr. Seuss | The Cat in the Hat | World Poetry Day Resources

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Dr. Seuss loved playing with words and rhymes to create fun, imaginative and engaging poetic stories. We hope these lesson ideas help to encourage a love of performance poetry in children. Here is a two-part lesson plan. Firstly, exploration and recital of The Cat in the Hat, and then suggestions on how you can support your class in planning and developing their piece of Dr. Seuss inspired performance poetry.
Odd Dog Out - Design Your Own
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Odd Dog Out - Design Your Own

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Come join one busy dog on her journey to find her place in the world in Odd Dog Out, the third sublimely illustrated book from the bestselling, award-winning Rob Biddulph. Design your own Odd Dog Out, because being different is really great!
World Earth Day | The Lorax | Dr. Seuss
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World Earth Day | The Lorax | Dr. Seuss

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This year, World Earth Day (22nd April 2018), is all about telling people to end plastic pollution. The way people make and later get rid of plastic items is bad for the environment. Lots of plastic items are made from petroleum which is believed to contribute towards climate change. Many companies are trying to find ways to make ‘clean’ energy and this will mean that less plastic can be made. When plastic items are thrown away, they cannot be broken down by the bacteria that breaks up most waste. Some plastic items can be recycled but many cannot. These thrown away plastic items end up in land fill sites and even in the ocean. The Lorax is the original eco warrior and his message still rings loud today, in this fable about the dangers of destroying our forests, told in the trademark rhyme of the irrepressible Dr. Seuss. These activities allow children to explore different materials, create an ‘End Plastic Pollution’ poster, create a comic strip, design a reusable shopping bag, storyboard a TV advert plus reading comprehension tasks for upper and lower KS2.
David Walliams' The Midnight Gang - Word Search
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David Walliams' The Midnight Gang - Word Search

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Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for… the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning… Can you find all the words? They go up, down, sideways, diagonally and even backwards!
Adam Baron - Boy Underwater - Resource pack
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Adam Baron - Boy Underwater - Resource pack

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A comprehensive set of Key Stage 2 teaching resources to use with Boy Underwater by Adam Baron - named Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month, June 2018. Twenty-seven activities in all - one for each chapter of the book to facilitate classroom while reading the book together without having to wait to finish. Most chapters also have discussion points. Curriculum links covered include: Understand what they read - asking and answering questions to improve their understanding Understand what they read - identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning Understand what they read - discuss and evaluate how authors use language Understand what they read - drawing inferences such as character’s feelings, thoughts and motives Understand what they read - checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context Understand what they read - summarizing the main ideas, identifying key details to support Understand what they read - predicting what might happen from details supplied and implied Maintain positive attitudes to reading - identifying and discussing themes and conventions Maintain positive attitudes to reading - preparing poems and plays to read aloud and perform Maintain positive attitudes to reading - recommending books that they have read to their peers Maintain positive attitudes to reading - increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books Maintain positive attitudes to reading - participate in discussions about books Maintain positive attitudes to reading - explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read Discuss and evaluate how authors use language
The Grotlyn - Draw Your Own
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The Grotlyn - Draw Your Own

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The Grotlyn by Benji Davies - a beautifully illustrated rhyming tale about things that go bump in the night. Perfect for readers 4 and up. What is the mysterious Grotlyn? Use your imagination and design your very own Grotlyn.
David Walliam's The Midnight Gang - Help George Fly
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David Walliam's The Midnight Gang - Help George Fly

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Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for… the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning… Are you ready for another adventure with The Midnight Gang? Draw the missing balloons and help George fly like a superhero.
Pax Discussion Guide
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Pax Discussion Guide

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Pax was only a kit when his family was killed and he was rescued by “his boy,” Peter. Then Peter has to move in with his grandfather. and must leave Pax behind. This is the story of Peter, Pax, and their independent struggles to return to each other in the face of war. This discussion guide leads the reader through the key themes and ideas, craft, and structure of Sara Pennypacker's novel Pax. The guide includes extension activities to research the issues raised in the book in more detail, and an interview with author Sara Pennypacker.
Oliver Jeffers Here We Are: Survival
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Oliver Jeffers Here We Are: Survival

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Taking inspiration from OliverJeffers' picture book Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, a group activity on human survival. Children are encouraged to think about the items they NEED to live on Planet Earth and the items they WANT, helping them distinguish between the two.
Michael Morpurgo's Toto - Scarecrow's Diary
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Michael Morpurgo's Toto - Scarecrow's Diary

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TASK: Imagine you are Scarecrow. You are writing in your diary. Rewrite the chapter about your adventure lost in the forest of the Kalidahs from Scarecrow’s point of view. CURRICULUM LINKS: (KS1) Understand both the books that they can already read accurately and fluently and those that they listen to by: making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done answering and asking questions CURRICULUM LINKS: (KS2) Understand what they read, in books they can read independently, by: drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning