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The Giraffe the Pelly and Me  -  by Roald Dahl
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The Giraffe the Pelly and Me - by Roald Dahl

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Fun Activity Sheets for Roald Dahl's great story - The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. Great for photocopying / printing. Includes: * newspaper article template * job match - cut and paste * word search * order events from the story * design an alternative book cover * design a poster for the LWCC * design a bag for The Grubber * animal research templates - giraffe, pelican, monkey * problem/solution match - cut and paste * letter template x2 * drawing tasks * who am I? * design a new kind of sweet * design some cool sweet wrappers * character interview template * quiz - 25 questions * giraffe craft * stick puppets - colour and black and white Your students are bound to have fun with these great activities. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Activity Sheets – Lists 1-8
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New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Activity Sheets – Lists 1-8

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Activity sheets for words from lists 1-8 of the NZ Essential Spelling Word Lists. Activities: ♦ Write the words. ♦ Write the words and identify the vowels (highlight, colour, circle, etc). ♦ How many syllables? Colour the number to show the answer. ♦ Write the words in alphabetical order. ♦ Write the words in the correct letter boxes. ♦ Write the words on the ‘word wall’ (interesting fonts, colours, etc). ♦ Write a sentence using as many of the words as you can. Please click on the 'Preview' button above to see a large example of the worksheets. Included: ♦ 35 activity sheets ♦ Teacher notes ♦ Teaching aids (for explaining the 'letter boxes' if your students are unfamiliar with them) ♦ Answers – for the alphabetical order and letter box activities 10 words per activity sheet. A4 size paper. List 8 = Commonly misspelt words The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. Use these sheets for a word work activity, literacy station, homework sheet, etc. List 1 – 1 sheet List 2 – 2 sheets List 3 – 3 sheets List 4 – 5 sheets List 5 – 5 sheets List 6 – 7 sheets List 7 – 6 sheets List 8 – 6 sheets ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Roll - A - Story   (roll a dice to select character, setting and problem)
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Roll - A - Story (roll a dice to select character, setting and problem)

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Nine roll-a-story cards for your students to use during their writing lessons. Roll a dice 3 times to get a character, setting and problem. Fun and engaging and suitable for many levels. Examples of characters: noisy burglar, adventurous astronaut, impatient prison guard, crazy aunt, fearless soldier, intelligent prince ... Examples of settings: castle, rainforest, rock concert, Principal's office, train station, alligator farm, treehouse ... Examples of problems: burnt the pizza, trapped, caught in a giant spiderweb, can't find shoes, allergic reaction after eating nuts ...
Speaking / Talking resource - 'Talk Time' game for oral language development.
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Speaking / Talking resource - 'Talk Time' game for oral language development.

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A great activity that supports oral language development. Toss a coin and then roll a dice to find a topic to talk about. Talk to a buddy, small group or whole class. Can you talk continuously for 30 seconds without pausing or saying ummm, ahhhh, etc? 6 charts with 12 topics on each card (72 topics altogether) 1 chart with 12 topics that are broader (suitable for less able students). Fun, engaging topics that your students will enjoy. Provided in colour and in black and white. A blank template is also provided so you and your students can make up your own game. Also provided is the list of topics that you can print, cut up and put in a container. Students can then pull a topic out from the container (as an alternative to tossing a coin and rolling a dice).
Goldilocks and the 3 Bears - stick puppet templates
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Goldilocks and the 3 Bears - stick puppet templates

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Stick puppet templates (black and white) for the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. Templates Include: • Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear • Goldilocks • Porridge Bowls x3 • Chairs x3 • Beds x3 • Broken Chair • Goldilocks’ mother • Goldilocks’ house • Three Bears’ house • Forest pathway • Goldilocks sleeping in bed • Goldilocks waking in bed Template Options: There are 2 different templates for the Bears – happy face and confused face. There are 2 different templates for Goldilocks – happy and shocked/surprised. Attach these back-to-back with a craft stick in between. Simply turn it around to show the change of emotion during the story. A template is also provided of Goldilocks without any facial features. Your students can identify her emotions as they change throughout the story and then draw them on the template. There are also 2 different templates for Papa and Mama Bear’s bed – nicely made and slept in. Great for story retell, oral language development, puppetry skills, imaginative play, etc. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
New Zealand High Frequency Sight Words
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New Zealand High Frequency Sight Words

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New Zealand High Frequency Sight Words. Display them on the wall, put them on a ring clip, use them in a literacy activity …. 2 options available in this resource – dotty border or scribble border. Print and use the one you prefer! Blank templates included – write additional words or use your own word lists. 4 word cards to each A4 size paper. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. Word lists included (each list on A4 size paper) High frequency words align to the NZ reading colour wheel: ♦ magenta (25 words) ♦ red (28 words) ♦ yellow (31 words) ♦ blue (37 words) ♦ green (49 words) ♦ orange (63 words) Word List Acknowledgement: www.tkp.school.nz/files/530877945427c642/folders/1/Highfrequencyhomewordlists%20(2).pdf © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Spelling Task Cards
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Spelling Task Cards

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100 spelling activities that are suitable for any list of words. Suggested use: task board. Included: ♦ 100 task cards. ♦ Must Do / Can Do cards (4 different options). ♦ Teacher notes. Suitable for many classrooms around the world: 7 alternative cards are provided to suit US/UK classrooms. These cards contain different spelling, images or symbols. The cards should be self-explanatory but I have included ‘Teacher Notes’ that provide a little more detail. This is a comprehensive set of tasks cards. There are a wide variety of tasks that incorporate many different learning styles and they are suitable for lots of different levels. I’m sure your students will really enjoy them. Made on A4 size paper. 4 cards per page. Print, cut and laminate. Please respect copyright This resource is for the purchaser’s use only. It may not be shared with any other person. Please purchase additional licences if you are wanting to share it with your colleagues. Thank you. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
New Zealand Sight Words - Fishing Game
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New Zealand Sight Words - Fishing Game

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A great reinforcement activity for high frequency words. Make a fishing pole using a stick, string and magnet. Attach a paper clip (or split pin) to the fish and voilá! It’s time to go fishing. These fish could also be used as a classroom ‘word wall’ display or used for activities in a literacy centre. 6 fish per A4 page 3 fish swimming left / 3 fish swimming right High frequency words align to the NZ reading colour wheel: ♦ magenta (25 words) ♦ red (28 words) ♦ yellow (31 words) ♦ blue (37 words) ♦ green (49 words) ♦ orange (63 words) Word lists on A4 sheets are also provided. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. Word List Acknowledgement: www.tkp.school.nz/files/530877945427c642/folders/1/Highfrequencyhomewordlists%20(2).pdf © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Alphabetical Order - cut and paste activity - 3 levels
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Alphabetical Order - cut and paste activity - 3 levels

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Alphabetical Order. Worksheets for students to cut, group, order and glue words into alphabetical order. 3 different levels: * all words have a different starting letter * some words have the same starting letter * all words have the same starting letter 2 different worksheets at each level. 2 A5 size worksheets on A4 paper. Blank template included. Answer sheets included. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Junior Journal Worksheets (number 50) - New Zealand reading programme
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Junior Journal Worksheets (number 50) - New Zealand reading programme

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Worksheets for 'Junior Journal 50' (New Zealand Reading) Excellent resource for your reading programme. Made by a teacher … for teachers. This resource contains: * Ordering events. * Cloze, compound words, suffix (-ful). * Word search. * Alphabetical order, unjumble the words, circle the correct spelling, word frames. * Drawing and predicting. * True or false? * Journal hunt (like a scavenger hunt - for the whole book). Question sheet, answer sheet, word study reference sheet, certificate templates. Answer sheets included (where applicable) Please see my other listings for additional Junior Journal resources. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Sentence Work – capital letters, full stops and question marks.
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Sentence Work – capital letters, full stops and question marks.

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Activity sheets for learning about capital letters, full stops and question marks. The sentences contain high frequency sight words so they are suitable for junior students (early readers). Activities: ♦ READ the text. ♦ EDIT the text (capital letters, full stops, question marks). ♦ WRITE the edited text on the lines. ♦ DRAW a picture in the empty box. Four Levels: ♦ 1 sentence ♦ 1 sentence (questions) ♦ 2 sentences ♦ 2 sentences (with questions) Two Formats: ♦ A4 size paper (with NZ/AU/UK spelling) ♦ Letter size paper (with US spelling - mom) Each level contains 5 different activity sheets. This resource contains a total of 20 worksheets. Each set of worksheets has a different ‘bee’ picture. What needs editing? ♦ Punctuation - full stops and question marks. ♦ Capital Letters – beginning of sentences, I, proper nouns. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. The lines are 14mm high with a 7mm dashed line. A helpful resource for literacy stations, focused writing lessons or homework. THE SENTENCES: Level A – 1 sentence Look at the little bird in the big tree. Mum and Dad looked for my reading book. I like to play on the slide when I go to the park. I have a black cat and his name is Fluffy. We are going to China with Grandma on Monday. Level B – 1 sentence (question) What would you like to eat for dinner? Could you please help me look for my red ball? When can I take the little puppy for a walk? Would you like to play with Sam after school? Where is my book about Mickey Mouse? Level C – 2 sentences Look at the pink pig. It is so happy in the mud. I like Mr Brown’s car. It is long and black. Dan put the book in his bag. He took it to school. I saw Amanda run away. She is over there. I can’t find Mum. I think I am lost. Level D – 2 sentences (with questions) Where is my bat? Will you help me look for it? We like to skip and jump. Can I jump higher than Kim? Was that a little mouse? I think it ran under the bed. I saw Tom on the bus. Where is he going? How fast can you ride your bike? I can go faster than Dad. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Rugby Poetry Writing
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Rugby Poetry Writing

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A fun poetry writing resource for your students to use when looking at the sport of RUGBY. Great to use during sport studies or times such as the Rugby World Cup. Two oval (rugby ball shaped) pieces of paper are stapled together at the top. The bottom piece displays the poem and the top piece has a player outline for your students to draw their favourite player. (Your students could also use this to design a new team uniform). I consider the body outline to be generic enough for male or female rugby players to be drawn. TYPES OF POEMS: Diamante Poem (x2 : long - 7 lines; short - 5 lines) Cinquain Poem Haiku Poem INCLUDED: Poem Framework (charts showing the structure of each poem) Cover Page and Poem Templates Examples of poems Blank oval shape (not needed, but included as an option for you) COVER PAGES: There are 3 different cover pages to choose from. The word ‘RUGBY’ displayed in the border Plain border No border Designed on A4 size paper. FREE BONUS TEMPLATES INCLUDED: Haiku - Bookmark Diamante - Square THE POEM STRUCTURES: Haiku - title, 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables Cinquain - 1 noun, 2 adjectives, 3 verbs, 4 word phrase, 1 synonym Diamante (a) - 1 noun, 2 adjectives, 3 verbs, 2 adjectives, 1 synonym Diamante (b) - 1 noun, 2 adjectives, 3 verbs, 4 word phrase, 3 verbs, 2 adjectives, 1 synonym Check out my store for more RUGBY resources. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
New Zealand Essential Spelling Words - 'Unscramble it' mats
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New Zealand Essential Spelling Words - 'Unscramble it' mats

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A fun, interactive activity for your students to practise their spelling words. Print and laminate the mats. Students use alphabet letters such as magnetic letters, scrabble tiles, letters written on milk bottle lids or pieces of card. They gather the letters they need and manipulate them until they see the word. Words used: NZ Essential Spelling Words lists 1-8 (list 8 = commonly misspelt words). 2 Different Formats: ♦ With a prompt – a dot under the starting letter ♦ Without a prompt 69 ‘Unscramble it’ mats in total Just print the mats that suit the level of your students: ♦ List 1 – 2 mats ♦ List 2 – 4 mats ♦ List 3 – 6 mats ♦ List 4 – 10 mats ♦ List 5 – 10 mats ♦ List 6 - 14 mats ♦ List 7 – 12 mats ♦ List 8 – 11 mats * This is the type of activity that your ‘hands-on learners’ will appreciate. * Great for a learning station, early finisher activity, etc. * This activity will reinforce both spelling and reading. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. 5 words on each A4 page. The level of each mat is written in the bottom right corner. Answer sheets are not provided. If you can’t work out what the word is (particularly some of the longer words in list 7 and 8) just look at the starting letter and refer to a copy of the essential spelling list. Please note that when making some of the longer words, the letter tiles will not fit in the allocated space on the page. These longer words will spread out onto the table/floor. Also, there are two words in List one that are only 1 letter long (a and I) so these will not require unscrambling. The words are displayed in a different order to my other resource – Essential Spelling Words ‘Make it’ mats. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Zoo Animals – Basic Report
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Zoo Animals – Basic Report

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A fun concertina booklet to present information about 27 different zoo animals. The Report Headings: What do I look like? What do I eat? Who are my enemies? What do I like to do? Where do I live? Interesting fact. What type of animal am I? (amphibian, bird, fish, mammal, reptile – tick the correct box) Cover page – give the animal a name; write your own name; colour the animal. How To Construct: 1. Trim around the outside of the page. 2. Fold in half and glue. 3. Concertina fold to make a booklet. Included: ♦ Template for 27 different zoo animals. ♦ Blank template (to make for other animals). ♦ Construction instructions. The Animals: Bear Cheetah Crocodile Elephant Flamingo Frog Giraffe Gorilla Hippopotamus Kangaroo Koala Lion Lizard Monkey Panda Parrot Peacock Penguin Polar Bear Rhinoceros Sloth Snake Tiger Toucan Tortoise Walrus Zebra Designed on A4 size paper. Can be enlarged to allow additional room for writing. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Minibeasts  -  Code Breaking (Pig Pen Code)
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Minibeasts - Code Breaking (Pig Pen Code)

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Professor Diggalot has discovered some ancient documents that belonged to the ‘Puggawigga’ people from long ago. He has been unable to decipher the mysterious code that these texts are written in, so he has written to you to ask if you can help him. Are you up for the challenge? Interesting, fun facts about 22 different minibeasts are written in code and displayed on ancient parchment paper. (Plain black and white copy is also included) This resource includes: * Scenario outline * Teacher notes – how to decipher the code, etc. * List of the 22 minibeasts * Poster – definition of minibeast / invertebrate * Letter from Professor Diggalot (requesting your assistance) * Photo of Professor Diggalot at the site of the Puggawigga ruins * Ancient document - alphabet grid * Code breaking tool – alphabet grid - student handout (also in black and white) * Ancient documents on parchment paper (the codes) (also in black and white) * Answers Facts/Codes for these 22 creatures: Ladybug, grasshopper, ant, wasp, spider, praying mantis, moth, butterfly, snail, worm, bumble bee, dragonfly, honey bee, earwig, flea, mosquito, fly, aphid, caterpillar, cicada, cockroach, millipede. A super-fun activity for learning about minibeasts / invertebrates. Get your code-breaking cap on! © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
New Zealand Alphabet Cards - Handwriting Letter Formation
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New Zealand Alphabet Cards - Handwriting Letter Formation

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A comprehensive pack of cards for junior students to learn to write the alphabet. Many options available …. simply print the ones you would like for your classroom. Designed to be laminated. Students ‘write and wipe’. Great for a literacy centre / daily 5 activity. The font: The font used is the 'New Zealand Basic Script'. The letter shapes are identical to those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook - ‘Teaching Handwriting’. The font styles: ♦ regular ♦ outline ♦ dotty Font colours: ♦ black ♦ light grey The selection of cards: ♦ lower case alphabet ♦ upper case alphabet ♦ lower and upper case alphabet with numbers ♦ numbers 0-9 ’Start here’ dots: You can select a card with or without a ‘start here’ dot on each letter/number. So much choice! With all of the variations listed above, you can select the appropriate alphabet cards for your students. For example, you might decide to print …. A lower case alphabet card in grey outline font with ‘start here’ dots. Or perhaps you need …. A number strip in black regular font to assist a student in maths. What ever you need, it should be here. All alphabet cards are A4 size and they have a coloured border. The numbers are ‘strips’ with 3 on each A4 page. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Handwriting Target Cards
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Handwriting Target Cards

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Do you need some handwriting goals for your lessons? Well, here is a set of 12 ‘handwriting target’ cards. Each card has a target board with a pencil/arrow hitting the centre. A word beginning with the letter ‘S’ is written next to it (eg size, slope, spacing, speed …). Fun and easy for your students to remember. Included: ♦ 12 target cards (2 per page) ♦ teacher notes (brief outline of the 12 target words) ♦ visual prompts for assessment (targets and stars) Great for: ♦ forming success criteria in handwriting lessons ♦ deciding individual goals in handwriting lessons ♦ as a wall display A great reminder for what students need to do to earn a ‘pen licence’. For a great pen licence template, click here The font used on the cards is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
New Zealand Essential Spelling Words (Lists 1-8) - Individual  Word Cards
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New Zealand Essential Spelling Words (Lists 1-8) - Individual Word Cards

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NZ Essential Spelling Lists 1-8 Word Cards Words written in ‘NZ Basic Script’ font. List 8 – commonly misspelt words. Each list has a different coloured border. These colours match the lists in my other Essential Spelling List Resource – 5 words on a card. Click here to view. 10 words on each A4 piece of paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Cursive Handwriting
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Cursive Handwriting

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Cursive Handwriting - copy cards and tracing cards. Included: ♦ Alphabet reference chart showing the letter formation of Aa to Zz. ♦ Word cards – 5 words per card. 3 cards per page. For looking at and writing in your book. Eg. write one whole line of each word. ♦ Alphabet tracing cards. Basic letter formation – lower case and capital letters. Letters and words. ‘Dotty’ letter font. For laminating and using a whiteboard marker on them. 1 letter per page. Note to NZ buyers: unlike my other handwriting resources, this resource is not made with the NZ handwriting font. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
New Zealand Sight Words - FREE- word mats and word cards
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New Zealand Sight Words - FREE- word mats and word cards

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Word mats and word cards for words at the Magenta to Orange level of the colour wheel. Word Mats: * provided in black/white or with a coloured border. * one A4 size mat for each level. Word Cards: * 5 words on each card for Magenta to Blue. * 8 words on each card for Green and Orange. * 4 cards on each A4 size page. * some words are written twice (just to fill up the last card at that level). * the cards at each level have the same picture. * the border and picture colour represent the level of the colour wheel. * cards are numbered in the top left corner of each card. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. I have many games, activities and worksheets using these sight words. You can find them in all my TES store. Words Used: Magenta: I like going is mum look the am said to at went in me here my on dad a and come up can sat for Red: we get put with go no they today was where you she he this are will as too not but likes down big it little see so looked Yellow: when came one it’s make an all back day into oh out play ran do take that then there him saw his got looking of yes mother from her baby father Blue: have help here’s home let need again laugh soon talked could had find end making under very were your walk girl about don’t last what now goes because next than fun bag coming did or cake run Green: always good walked know please them use want feel just left best house old their right over love still took thank you school much brother sister round another myself new some asked called made people children away water how Mrs if I’m Mr who didn’t can’t after our time most Orange: man think long things wanted eat everyone two thought dog well more I’ll tree shouted us other food through way been stop must red door sea these began boy animals never work first lots that’s gave something bed may found live say night small three head town I’ve around every garden fast only many laughed let’s suddenly told word forgot better bring push Word List Acknowledgement: www.tkp.school.nz/files/530877945427c642/folders/1/Highfrequencyhomewordlists%20(2).pdf ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources