Literacy and English

These fabulous teaching resources from Linda Murray gives a wide range of activity suggestions for Cressida's beloved series How to Train Your Dragon. Activities include designing your own dragon, planning a rescue centre for abandoned dragons, writing your own dragon training manual, ho

Morag Hood reads I am Bat

Age: 0-5, 6-8
Curriculum areas: Literacy and English
Format: Video
Authors: Morag Hood

Morag Hood's picture book I am Bat has been shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2019. You can hear Morag read the story in full in this video, and there's also a fun little activity for your pupils to do at the end.

Alan Windram's picture book One Button Benny has been shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2019. You can hear Alan read the story in full in this video, and there's also a fun little activity for your pupils to do at the end.

Emily Mackenzie's picture book Eric makes a Splash has been shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2019. You can hear Emily read the story in full in this video, and there's also a fun little activity for your pupils to do at the end.

These resources will be a fantastic help to any teacher of pupils who experience communication difficulties. The symbol sheets will help pupils discuss the three shortlisted titles for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2019 and vote for their favourite. There are also activity sheets to help pupils do some of the activities in the main Bookbug Picture Book Prize learning resources.

This resource has been designed to help teachers and librarians use the three shortlisted books to inspire cross-curricular learning activities. You'll also find some great song and rhyme suggestions for each book, and a book list related to each title.

This guide by Linda Cracknell will help your pupils explore and develop their creative writing. From tips for exploring characters and setting to shaping a story and refining their work, this resource will develop key skills for expressing themselves.

This resource will give you and your pupils great activity ideas to try with any book. From designing a board game, to holding a balloon debate, to creating a video diary, this resource will help your pupils also to not only enjoy the books they are reading, but to gain a deeper understanding of the text.

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