Comprehension activities don’t need to be dull – try out some of these quick ideas from Nicky and Ginny of Morris and Simmons Education, then put children’s knowledge and understanding to the test with a class quiz finale.
Sports Day on Mount Olympus provides heaps of opportunities for exploring language in a fun and engaging way. The story is full of colourful expression, simile and hyperbole – and children will enjoy being language detectives and identifying the different writing techniques that the author uses.
Give your class all the tools they need to become master influencers with this excellent lesson on persuasive writing.
Rachel Clarke, primary English consultant, trainer and writer, takes Monkey King’s Party and creates a raft of literacy resources for all ages.
The Christmas Wish has lots of potential for exciting literacy work. Here are some ideas for exploring The Christmas Wish, with writing ideas by class teacher Katie Gane.
Use our 'Sea words' resource sheet for looking at shades of meaning with words describing different kinds of waves.