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How to Catch a Star Oliver Jeffers Writing Bundle: Characters, sequencing...

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    Resources to support teaching and learning based on 'How to Catch a Star' by Oliver Jeffers.

    1. Sequencing cut and paste: Hand drawn pictures for the children to cut out, sequence, write about and colour in.

    To differentiate:

    Support could cut out and sequence the pictures

    Core children can sequence and use the word bank to also write about the pictures

    More able children can sequence and write independently with given challenges such as ‘Include at least 3 time adverbials’

    Black and white. No colour ink needed!

    2. Reading cut and paste: A lovely reading activity based on How To Catch A Star for children to practise their reading, memory and sequencing skills.

    -Includes one printable sheet for a child’s personal use. They can read, cut, colour and stick these pictures in the correct order.

    -Also includes a larger set of the pictures for teaching purposes which can be laminated and used to model the activity or simply used as posters.

    3. Character worksheets: 5 worksheets to help children to think about the character of the boy, the star and the setting of his house.

    These worksheets could be used to differentiate character writing in class or to scaffold writing.

    1. Label and describe the boy.

    2. Draw the boy and fill in the sentence prompts about him.

    3. Label and describe the star.

    4. Draw the star and fill in the sentence prompts about it.

    5. Write a sentence about the setting using the picture prompt of the boy looking at the night sky from his window.

    4. Speech bubble prompts featuring hand drawn pictures using scenes from the book.

    Perfect for a hot seating activity, use for a display or for children to make notes for a drama session based on the story.

    Children need to look at the picture and discuss and write down what the boy might be saying at the moment.

    5. How to Catch a Star Plan Cut and Paste activity: This activity is for children to think about the different plans the boy made to catch the star in the story.

    It is differentiated 2 ways:

    1. To read the description and match it to the picture of the plan.

    2. To look at the picture of the plan and to write a sentence to explain what the plan was.

    Lovely activity for character work!

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