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Super-Giant Vocabulary And Spelling

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Super-Giant Vocabulary And Spelling


By the end of the activity pupils will be able to:

·     practice reading skills by identifying key vocabulary in a context.

·     practice spelling skills by noticing how rhyming words can be spelt differently

Target Language:

Scarf, giraffe, goat, boat, house, mouse, socks, fox, dog, bog

Time needed for preparation:

5 minutes

Time needed in class:

50 minutes


Year 2
Year 3

Language Focus:


Activity Use:


Pupil Task:


Which learning institute:



Storybook: the smartest giant in town by julia donaldson & alex scheffler, macmillan, 2002. 2 x photocopiable pages one packed of coloured pencils for each pair/group.

Procedure before class:

1.       Photocopy both pages for each student 

Procedure in class:

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.


Follow Up:

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