· practice reading skills by identifying key vocabulary in a context.
· practice spelling skills by noticing how rhyming words can be spelt differently
1. Photocopy both pages for each student
1. Before reading the story talk about being kind to others and what are some kind things people do.
2. Read story to children, discussing the pictures and conveying meaning of vocabulary items to students
3. After story has been read to students, check vocabulary has been understood
4. Students complete gap-fill activity inserting relevant vocabulary. They then colour the pictures.
Pictures can be used to make a mini book – cutting, sequencing and pasting pictures.
Books can then be taken home and read to parents
· Pictures can be enlarged to A4 or A3 and coloured to create a wall display or big book.
· The students act out the story in groups and perform for the class.
· The students can be given the pictures and have to write speech bubbles or captions to match the pictures.
· Further work on rhyming words and spelling patterns for example fox, box, locks; goat, boat, float, coat etc
Writing the key words on the whiteboard after reading the book to the students and highlighting the spelling patterns of the words in a different colour will help the children remember the spelling more easily J