To coincide with the publication on this website of the Study Guide for “The Sleeping Baobab Tree” by Paula Leyden, the author and her publisher, Walker Books, have given us four copies of the book to give away on the site. “The Sleeping Baobab Tree”, 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. [click to continue…]
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…]
I just couldn’t put it down!
The standard of writing is brilliant!
I would absolutely recommend this book to my friends.
Thirteen year old Finbar is from Queenstown, Co.Cork. His father is the staff captain of a huge liner called the Lusitania. Finbar’s father has to work all over the world and Finbar misses him greatly whenever he has to go. He decided to sneak onto the Lusitania and follow his father to America. [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…]