My 10-12-year-olds were studying clothes last month. They were a bit bored of studying from the book and completing written activities, so I got them doing a bit of craft instead – and, although they didn’t realise it, a bit of communicative learning too 🙂 This is a “flip book.” It has 6 or so […]
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
This is a new book for me, but My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone is already one of my favourites. It has beautifully coloured, bright pictures, and is essentially a counting rhyme about a granny with a magic flying carpet, who visits the markets of the world. Although the language will be quite difficult […]
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.
Here are eight printable worksheets for you to use with Eric Carle’s The Bad-Tempered Ladybird. Worksheets can be helpful for supporting children to consolidate their understanding of vocabulary, and as a quiet activity after a loud one. These ones make use of matching activities, substitution tables, gapfills, and the child’s personal perception of the book. You can […]
A staple in my classrooms, as you will have guessed, is the matching game, otherwise known as pelmanism, otherwise known as Memory. Whatever you call it, it’s easy to teach kids, they like the competitive nature of it, and if they get too competitive, you can always use the cards for other, more gentle pursuits! […]
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 […]