7 Days of Christmas – Fiction Activities for Roald Dahl books

roald_dahl_FAAs part of my 7 Days of Christmas promotion, this package, Collections of links to Roald Dahl Fiction Activities, is available for just $7.00 (Normal price $29.50).

Roald Dahl books are wonderful for reading aloud in a primary school classroom. They are imaginative and exciting, and will certainly engage your class.

There are so many teaching opportunities using Roald Dahl’s fabulous books. The storylines truly lend themselves to discussions and the stories will engage the children’s imaginations and allow the challenging vocabulary to soak in.

Save yourself having to reinvent the wheel in creating activities to support these beautiful stories. I have gathered links to more than 180 different activities that will give you ideas and inspiration.
>> Click here

This offer is only available until 5 p.m. Thursday 19th December. >> http://bit.ly/1gBdiNu

Beautiful rhyming ghost story – The ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon


The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon

Aaron Blabey

Winner: Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature in the 2013 NSW Premier’s Awards

Life is cursed for the people of the village of Twee. The ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon haunts their every waking hour and they’ve had enough! But then one day, the brave and practical young Herbert Kettle has the most extraordinary idea …
With teaching notes => http://bit.ly/17C1hDX

Fiction Activities for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

… included in this package are links to:

Post-reading writing prompt.
Summary, vocabulary, and multiple post-reading activities, including discussion questions
Interview with John Boyne (writer) & Mark Herman (director)
Pupils’ notes 
Scheme of work and 15 lesson plans
Contemporary writers: Essential reading skills
“Any novel” differentiated unit
Novel study

Summary and support for pre-reading, during reading, and after reading.
Summary, author biography, criticism, and 12 discussion questions.
Unit Overview
Lesson plans & resources for teaching
(Free registration)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas-Teacher Guide
8 lesson plans
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Unit
Scheme of Work, lesson plans and pathways
Multicultural Unit on WWII
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Vocab

Normal price is $5.75 – Member’s price $5.18.

Reading App – Horton Hatches the egg

Horton hatches the egg
Kind-hearted Horton the elephant is persuaded to sit on an egg while its mother, the good-for-nothing bird lazy Maysie flutters off on a vacation.

=> http://bit.ly/N4Shwj

Fiction activities for Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

by Eoin Colfer

Twelve-year-old villain, Artemis Fowl, is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His bold and daring plan is to hold a leprechaun to ransom. But he’s taking on more than he bargained for.

Are you looking for activities to teach Artemis Fowl?

Here’s our collection ….

Questions (by Eoin Colfer)
Deciphering the Booke of the People A differentiated resource looking at fairy language and how to decipher it.
Quiz (by Eoin Colfer)
Weighing the evidence
Artemis Fowl Quiz (by Eoin Colfer)
The setting
Produce a newspaper front page for the People’s Paper about the robbery. Ideally to be done on-screen.
Homework tasks
How well do you know the characters?
Reading Unit
A starter activity focusing on the laws of the land.
Games and puzzles
Style of language
Online Trivia Quiz
Making connections with the characters pdf
Online Trivia Quiz 2
Use the information you have about Artemis to write a police report.
Activities for Schools
Lesson plans

Find them here – http://bit.ly/KLYgEc

Halloween activities

Random House has a wonderful downloadable printable set of activities for Halloween.

Make Baby Mouse cupcakes (they include pumpkin!)
Colour in Thomas the Tank Engine and some pumpkins
and follow the maze to Tick or Treat


Resources for Halloween

Looking for lesson plans and resources for Halloween? I’ve just put together a page for you. You can check it out here. http://www.consultpivotal.com/halloween_teachers.htm

The is also a list of books and poems to share, and a page of activities to support fiction about Halloween.

Follow the links from those pages for ideas for costumes, parties, craft activities and colouring pages.