The Sleeping Baobab Tree by Paula Leyden, like its predecessor The Butterfly Heart, is set in Zambia. One morning twelve-year-old Fred wakes up with an unaccountable sense of foreboding, which his friend Bul-Boo, one of the twins from next door, insists is just his imagination. However, the feeling persists – and grows stronger when Fred’s scary and extremely eccentric great-granny, Nokokulu, asks him to accompany her on a trip to an ancient burial site called Ng’ombe Ilede, a place described by their teacher, Sister Leonisa, as the Place of Death. [click to continue…]
Table Quiz based on the book “Wildflower Girl” by Marita Conlon Mc Kenna. It consists of 127 Powerpoint slides with all of the questions based on the book. There are eight rounds with six questions in each round. All of the answers, along with a Tie-Break round are provided. Hopefully, there is a mixture of easy enough questions and some to challenge the memory of the pupils. The aim really is that pupils should be able to get a good few correct with the harder ones there to sort out winners. [click to continue…]
This workpack for the novel “The Iron Man”, breaks the book into eighteen day’s work. There is an after-reading activity, homework activity and suggested vocabulary for each day. Key comprehension strategies are utilised to assess understanding of the reading. There is also a list of possible questions after each chapter. [click to continue…]
Thanks to South Dublin County Council Libraries (SDCC) for providing me with this resource. It consists of a list of novels suitable for literacy work in primary classrooms. SDCC has thirty copies of each of these novels available to loan to schools in their area for a three month period. This is a great service to schools in this area. However, even if your school is not located in this area, the list is still a great guideline for schools who are considering investing in sets of class novels and wondering what is suitable for different classes. [click to continue…]
We really enjoyed this futuristic and funny book.
It’s probably more suitable for boys than girls and those with an interest in space and science-fiction.
The action is fast-paced and the illustrations really add to this.
The plot is forever twisting but there’s lots of humour in them too.
We loved all the different creatures and planets. [click to continue…]