Here is a set of mini books I used last week to get learners practising using present simple tense with “I like to…”. PDF: Hobbies and activities – What do you like to do Advertisements
I’ve been teaching Year 3 about the family recently. They’re pretty good with the mother and father; these activities are designed to take them beyond that into the exciting realm of aunts and uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters, and the grandparents. Some ideas: Ask learners to bring in a photograph of their families. Learners work in pairs […]
I have updated some of the mini books for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, so that they now have just three penmanship lines, rather than four. You can download the PDF of all eight below: Very Hungry Caterpillar mini books You can see my original resources in the post here.
I have recently been lucky enough to observe The Bad-Tempered Ladybird being recreated by a bunch of smiley and ever-patient 9-year-olds. This was one of my favourite books as a child, and I’m happy to report that they’ve done the book proud! The class is a big one, so they have been divided into two […]
The Very Hungry Caterpillar lends itself to creative crafts – from egg carton caterpillars, to tissue art, to papier-mâché. I like the way the pages of the book get bigger and bigger as the caterpillar eats his way through the week, so I found a way to help pupils mimic it in their own personalised […]
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is full of useful vocabulary for children – days of the week, food names, numbers… Children can use this vocabulary to create their own stories – for instance, “What I ate this week” (“On Monday, I ate fried rice. On Tuesday, I ate chicken.”), making it nice and personal to them. […]
Minibooks are a staple food in my classroom. I use them for everything! At the beginning of the year, I get my students to make a mini library using an old cereal box and some coloured paper, then we start to work on filling it. Students make vocabulary books on themes – e.g. My Book […]