THE SAMMY SNAKE BUNDLE INCLUDES;
The STORY of Sammy Snake and his good friend Sally Spider - aimed at prep to year 3 students - which includes interesting facts about snakes, as well as qualities of a good friend
FACTS ABOUT SNAKES & SPIDERS - A short summary with information about snakes, as well as a more complexed summary with information about spiders
DIFFERENTIATED TEACHING RESOURCES - A 128-page booklet with well-planned teaching resources related to the story book and summaries, aimed at students from Prep to year 6
Sammy Snake and Sally Spiders are good friends. Sammy loves to explain interesting facts about snakes and Sally always sees the funny side of every situation. Even though Sammy sometimes gets annoyed with Sally who often exaggerates or makes fun of him, he accepts her for who she is and they remain good friends despite each other’s flaws.
This educational story book intertwines interesting facts about different types of snakes and the special bond between good friends.
TERMINOLOGY USED IN ‘SAMMY SNAKE’:
bright, sunny, poisonous, shrill voice, smooth, shiny, new, spectacular, tiny, forked, extremely, transparent, coldblooded, surprise, sorry, whole, disgust, gross, rude, satisfied, carefully, smoothly, annoyed, silly, scaly, slippery, strong, skinny, smelly, flexy, hungry, happily, gracefully, stuck-up, quickly, sniffy, impressive, stretchy, straight, well, frozen, intensely, bend, slide, jump, hold, wait, lie, laugh, ask, shout, slither, hop, appear, pull, bump, grab, crawl, stop, open, surprise, move, down, swallow, gulp, clack, crack, whisper, point, grow, moult, protect, feel, vibrate, demand, tease, sing, sail, twist, coil, curl, bromate, breathe, digest, moulting (molting), sloughing, brooding, strike, bite, kill, brille, scale, sounds, web, throat, stomach, eggs, mouth, jaw, eyes, lake, fangs, teeth, earlobes, vertebrate, reptile, predator, tongue, deserts, forests, lakes, tail, fish, bird, temperature, sac, venom, ribs, medicine, parasites, carnivores, noises
This Prep to Year 6 teaching resource covers concepts and activities for all students in primary school.
As a relief teacher it often happens that your day is altered and if the teacher fails to leave a program, you’re expected to have quality resources handy for all year groups.
This teaching resource includes various activities which can be adapted to differentiate for students with different levels of understanding.
DIFFERENTIATED TEACHING RESOURCES
PREP – YEAR 1 ACTIVITIES
8 cards with sentences and pictures to sort into sequence of events
10 page small ‘Sammy Snake’ booklet with sentences, as well as words to trace and space to draw a picture
Basic sight word-picture cards to role play
A worksheet with the same sight words to trace
10 sentence cards with verbs
10 word cards with these same verbs
A set of individual letter cards to build these verbs
A worksheet with the same verbs to trace
4 sheets with 4 sentences about each object/character – Sally Spider, Sammy Snake, Simon Snake, Egg
4 individual sentence cards related to each object/character to sort under the correct heading
5 colouring pictures – some with labels to trace
YEAR 2-3 ACTIVITES:
List of adjectives and adverbs to sort into alphabetical order – differentiated options.
Worksheet to complete sentences adding the correct adjectives
Worksheet to complete sentences adding the correct synonyms
Information cards with words and adjectives about snakes to write sentences.
A sheet with factual sentences about spiders.
A set of fact cards related to the factual sentences, with corresponding information cards to either sort or play a group game (groups or whole class)
A set of 4 worksheets to trace these factual sentences
YEAR 4-6 ACTIVITIES:
A list with the different reading strategies and techniques for students to focus on when practicing a read aloud story for their buddies
Match the words and phrases with the most applicable adjective. (2 differentiated options)
Match the words and phrases with the most applicable synonyms.
FACTS ABOUT SNAKES - Read the facts about snakes and add the corresponding heading for each paragraph.
FACTS ABOUT SPIDERS - Match the correct heading to the paragraphs by using the corresponding number.
WRITING - POEM OR STORY, EXPOSITORY (facts about snakes and spiders)
Read the facts about snakes/spiders and create a rhyming poem/ a story for prep to year 3 students which you could share with your younger buddy. (see the differentiated options)
Write a _______word passage that includes facts about snakes/spiders with as many applicable adjectives possible.
FUN GROUP ACTIVITY
set of 22 fact cards with corresponding information cards – listen carefully to the questions to provide the related facts about spiders if you have the corresponding card.
DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES BETWEEN SNAKES AND SPIDERS:
Use the cards with main ideas about snakes and spiders to provide the differences and similarities between each
Draw a Venn-diagram to clearly show the similarities and differences between snakes and spiders. Remember important features e.g. headings, subheadings, facts, etc.