Whilst reading the BFG by RoaldDahl, I wanted to teach the children about play scripts so I rewrote part of Chapter 13 as a script. The children then had chance to read from the script, acting out different roles. They were also able to discuss and identify features of a play script using this resource. There are two versions of the script; one is aimed at the lower ability children and the language used has been simplified (no “BFG speak”).
The other two worksheets in this pack are to help the children to write their own BFG play script. Again, the two worksheets are slightly different; one has the pictures of the characters whereas the other does not.
I hope this can be a useful resource.
This graph template can be used by children to plot a character's feelings throughout a story. This makes a great starter in Literacy lessons. I've used it successfully alongside several videos from http://www.literacyshed.com/.
A set of resources made to aid the teaching of speech alongside reading ‘The BFG’ by Roald Dahl. One worksheet shows Sophie and The BFG with empty speech bubbles so children can think about what they might say to each other. This is useful for lower ability children who are not yet ready to use speech marks in their writing. Another worksheet shows Sophie and The BFG with completed speech bubbles so that children can “pop” the speech bubbles and write the dialogue with speech marks. The third worksheet in the pack also allows children to “pop” the speech bubbles but gives them a template within which to write the dialogue using speech marks.
I created these resources whilst reading The BFG by Roald with my Year 3 class. The task is for the children to put some of the BFG’s nonsense words into their very own dictionary. The children can cut out and stick the words in order alphabetically then make up their own meanings for the words. In this pack, there are several different worksheets aimed at different ability groups. Some have more words and some have the alphabet included at the top of the page as support. Also, included in this pack is a worksheet where the meanings of some words are given and the children have to match the definition to the nonsense word. My Year 3 class really enjoyed making up their own definitions.
Three weeks of Literacy planning based upon 'The BFG' by Roald Dahl. All lesson outcomes are differentiated at least 3 ways. Obviously, this planning is based upon the requirements of the class I had at the time and may need altering before you use it with your own class. However, it might be a good starting point if you are planning a Literacy unit on The BFG. =)
Sophie has gone missing from the orphanage. How will anybody find her?
Ask the children in your class to write a character description. They can describe Sophie on this 'Missing Poster' using what they have found out from the first chapter or two of the BFG.
This template allows children to 'box up' a traditional tale in order to make their own story. They can clearly see the main parts of the story then substitute in their own ideas and add further details.
I created this resource to use with my Year 3 class when we were reading the BFG. The first worksheet has space for the child to design and draw their own giant with lines next to it so they can write a description. The second worksheet has a smaller box for the drawing of the giant. Next to this box is a fact file which the children can fill in and underneath this are lines for the children to write their character descriptions. The second worksheet is generic so could be used for creating a profile of any character.
Complete Literacy Lesson for lower KS2 pupils on different ways to open a story.
1 x Lesson plan
1 x SMART Notebook file
6 x Worksheets
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During Black History Week, my class learnt about the passengers on the Windrush who were coming to Britain from the Caribbean for better prospects. They thought about how they felt as they were leaving their homes and boarding the ship. Then they thought about what it was like for them when they arrived here. How were they greeted by the British people? I asked the children to write from the perspective of a Windrush passenger stating how they felt whilst on board the Windrush and how they felt when they arrived. My class produced some very sensitive first person pieces of writing.
These worksheets can be used when teaching children about the features of non-fiction texts e.g. index, glossary, captions, subheadings etc.
The first of the two worksheets allows children to write about each feature. I used the second worksheet with lower ability children. They had to match the feature to its definition.
These worksheets were created for a lesson in which the children were writing a newspaper report about the army helping to defeat the giants at the end of 'The BFG' by Roald Dahl. The first worksheet is a newspaper template with lines upon which the children can write. The second worksheet is a simplified newspaper template to be used with lower ability groups. They have space to write a short paragraph using the 5Ws as well as a box where they can draw a picture of the event.
During a Year 5 Unit on 'Aquila' by Andrew Norriss, I wanted to encourage my higher ability pupils to look for evidence in the text to support their character descriptions. The first activity asks the children to come up with words to describe either Tom or Geoff. For each characteristic, they must then find the evidence in the text, noting down a quotation and the page number it was found on.
After this, I asked the children to compare Tom and Geoff including evidence from the text. I provided them with an example that compares the two teachers instead. This way, they could see how I expected the work to be laid out.
I have included the initial table for recording evidence from the text as well as the example I gave them for the main task.
I created these resources to add to my 'Star Writer' display board. One is a prompt telling children that the next Star Writer could be them and the other asks children if they can earn a pen license. Also on this display, I have two gold frames which I put the work of the Star Writers in. I also hang a plastic wallet full of pen licenses on this display so that the children can see them. This helps to bring handwriting to the forefront of their minds.
These resources were made to support children in Literacy lessons. They can be laminated and left on the tables. The first resource reminds children of the 5Ws when writing a report. They can then make sure they have answered all of the questions. the second resource is a prompt to remind children when to begin a new paragraph.
- A table of Modal Simple, Passive Modal Simple, Modal Perfect and Passive Modal Perfect examples. There is space for the pupils to write their own examples too.
- A homework worksheet on which children can practise using the present perfect tense as well as modal verbs in the form of a written conversation.
- A homework sheet for lower ability children to identify sentences written in past, present and future tenses.
- A prompt sheet to encourage children to use the modal perfect tense correctly e.g. would have not would of
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