Charlie Harte and the Two-Wheeled Tiger

Charlie would love a bike, but his family cannot afford one. Then he manages to assemble a strange-looking bike from old bits and pieces — not exactly cool, but full of character. In fact, so full of character that it almost begins to develop a life of its own! This strange bike changes Charlie’s life …

This book by Frank Murphy is aimed at pupils in middle standards. There is a document for the teacher containing suggestions on how to use the book as a cross-curricular resource in the Second Class classroom. There are also worksheets for the pupils to complete.

Teacher’s Guide  Ideas on how to use the book in the classroom(.pdf file 61KB)

Activity Sheet 1 –  Comprehension questions based on pages 7 – 14 (.pdf file 79KB)

Activity Sheet 2 –  Comprehension questions based on pages 15 – 23 (.pdf file 72KB)

Activity Sheet 3–  Word puzzle based on pages 15 – 23 (.pdf file 46KB)

Activity Sheet 4–  Comprehension questions based on pages 24 – 32 (.pdf file 53KB)

Activity Sheet 5 –  Paint your own bicycle activity (.pdf file 113KB)

Activity Sheet 6 –  Comprehension questions based on pages 33 – 45  (.pdf file 62KB)

Activity Sheet 7 –  Rules for Safe Cycling (.pdf file 45KB)

Activity Sheet 8 –  Comprehension questions based on pages 46 – 49  (.pdf file 50KB)

Activity Sheet 9 –  Telephone calls activity based on pages 50 – 55 (.pdf file 45KB)

Activity Sheet 10 –  Comprehension questions based on pages 55 – 66 (.pdf file 70KB)

Activity Sheet 11 –  Comprehension questions based on pages 67 – 75  (.pdf file 69KB)

Activity Sheet 12 –  Cloze exercise based on pages 76 – 80 (.pdf file 35KB)

Activity Sheet 13 –  Comprehension questions based on pages 81 – 92 (.pdf file 71KB)

These resources have been made available to Seomra Ranga with the kind permission of the O’ Brien Press. ( O’ Brien Press retains the copyright of the resources.