Literacy

Poetry Day Resources

by admin on 22/04/2017

Poetry Day Ireland, a national celebration of poetry and poets, takes place this Thursday 27th April. With the theme of “Poetry Connects“, schools are encouraged to get pupils reading, performing and composing poetry.

Seomra Ranga has some poetry resources to help get pupils composing their own poetry on the day: [click to continue…]

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Poetry Day Ireland

by admin on 20/04/2017

Poetry Day Ireland is a major one-day festival of Irish poets and poetry at home and abroad. This year Poetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday 27 April and the theme for the 2017 event is “Poetry Connects“. Events will be taking place all over the country on this day to celebrate poets and poetry. [click to continue…]

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Book Review: The Little Black Sheep

by admin on 19/04/2017

I reviewed “The Little Black Sheep” by Elizabeth Shaw. I enjoyed reading it very much. It would appeal to children in First and Second class. It might be a bit easy for older children – it didn’t take me long to read it. It was an interesting story and the illustrations stood out and added to the story. I found it easy to read. [click to continue…]

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Book Review: Time After Time

by admin on 12/04/2017

Summary

This book is about Molly and Beth, two 12 year old girls who are best friends. They go through a doorway and accidentally travel back in time to July 1984! Beth decides that she has to go and meet her mum who died when Beth was a baby. Together Molly and Beth go on an adventure to find Beth’s mum. [click to continue…]

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Book Review: The Clubhouse Mystery

by admin on 09/03/2017

This fun adventure by Erika McGann was reviewed by our Third Class pupils.

The story is about a girl called Cass and her friends, Nick and Lex.

To escape her annoying younger twins, Cass sets up a club and they build a fort. [click to continue…]

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Initial Hard C Words 02

January 15, 2017

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or pupils with speech and language difficulties. It focuses on the correct pronunciation of the initial hard “C” sound. This resource also aims to encourage the development of oral language skills. In order for the resource to be used again and again with a pupil, it […]

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Book Review: The Making of Mollie

January 13, 2017

This book was about a girl called Mollie and her friend Nora. Mollie has an ordinary life until she discovers that her sister, Phyllis, is a suffragette. Mollie’s world changes in ways she couldn’t have imagined as she discovers the lengths that women have to go to for their basic human rights.

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Noun or Verb?

January 6, 2017

Is it a noun or is it a verb? Do I spell it with a “C” or with an “S”? Most adults won’t be able to tell you the answer. This resource focuses on the words advice/advise, licence/license, practice/practise and prophecy/prophesy. It contains 10 pages of material to display in the classroom to teach pupils […]

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Book Review: Run For The Hills

December 22, 2016

The Story The book is set in Glensinna, a place inhabited by red foxes only. They have all heard about the legend of Sionnach the Great White fox which is said to have looked after the land in times of great danger and lived in the Valley of Gleann an tSionnaigh (the valley of the […]

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Cloze Sentences 03

November 20, 2016

This literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils. It is made up of cloze sentences with one word missing in the middle. The missing words are all verbs. The pack contains a base board, the missing words and sixteen sentence strips. The pupil has to decide which of the sixteen words best […]

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Peg The Colours

November 19, 2016

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior/middle classes or SEN pupils. Its aim is to help pupils who are beginning to learn the colour words. There are eight cards, each with the word of one colour and four coloured circles as answer options. Laminate both pages in the resource. Cut up the eight cards. Give the […]

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Pangrams

November 16, 2016

This presentation explains what pangrams are (sentences using each of the 26 letters of the alphabet at least once); why they are important/interesting; who uses them; what a perfect pangram is; lots of examples of pangrams. At the end of the presentation, there is also a challenge for pupils

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Opposite Words 02

November 15, 2016

This literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils working on the topic of opposite words. The opposite words may need to be taught in advance and this resource could then be used as a form of assessment or it could also be used for independent work. Laminate the three pages […]

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Opposite Words 01

November 10, 2016

This literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils working on the topic of opposite words. The opposite words may need to be taught in advance and this resource could then be used as a form of assessment or it could also be used for independent work. Laminate the three pages […]

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Book Review: Kings of the Boyne

October 27, 2016

I have recently finished the historical novel, Kings of the Boyne, by Nicola Pierce. The book was mainly about the famous battle, Battle of the Boyne. The chapters switched between four groups of people: – Gerald O’ Connor and his French friend, Jacques, fighting for King James II; the brothers Robert and Daniel Sherrard, fighting […]

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