Take advantage of these free activity materials
from the Reading Comprehension Series Pack:
The Farmyard: story and activities (Year 1)
Lions in the Garden: poem and activities (Year 4)
With the Brilliant Activities for Reading Comprehension Pack for Years 1 to Years 6 you can support your pupils on the journey from decoding texts to comprehending and thinking critically about texts.
The specially written passages in the Reading Comprehension Pack provide children with a variety of engaging texts, ranging from newspaper articles and dialogues, to plays, stories, and poems.
Activities range from simple factual recall and vocabulary work to open-ended questions – enabling the reader to provide a more personal response. There are also detailed suggestions for integrating writing, speaking and other literacy tasks with the passages.
The texts and activities gradually increase in difficulty as your pupils progress through the book (and through the series), encouraging children to develop their ability to read for meaning and use a range of strategies to engage with the text.
You can order the Brilliant Activities for Reading Comprehension series for just £95 at https://www.brilliantpublications.co.uk/book/brilliant-activities-for-reading-comprehension-series-pack-2nd-edition-518.
To celebrate World Poetry Day (#WorldPoetryDay), here is a poem by Brenda Williams from Fun with Action Rhymes and Poems.
Fun with Action Rhymes and Poems
Sit on the carpet
And close your eyes
For this carpet is magic
And soon we will rise
We’ll float far away
Where no-one has been
To see rivers of honey
And fields of ice-cream
And chocolate trees
Whipped cream clouds
And lemonade rain
Then we open our eyes
And are back home again.
National Poetry Day is tomorrow, Thursday 8th October. The theme this year is ‘light’.
The theme for this year’s poetry day is ‘light’. Why not use activities around our Sun Candle poem to mark the day.
Keeping track of the phonics that pupils have learned can be something of a challenge. Not just because there are so many phonics in the English language, but because a phonic that one pupil may have successfully learned is not necessarily the phonic that another pupil has understood.
Dame Judi Dench tries to learn a new poem or word every day to keep her mind active. The authors of the new National Curriculum for England will no doubt be pleased to hear this, as reciting poetry features strongly, starting with reciting rhymes by heart at Year 1, progressing to preparing poems to read aloud and to perform at Year 6.
Here is a Spanish Valentine’s Day poem:
Nunca digas nunca
Tampoco digas siempre
Pero dime que me amas
Como nunca y para siempre.
(Never say never, Never say forever, But tell me you love me, For forever.)