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The Very Blue Thingamajig Literacy and Numeracy activities.
My products are designed in a clear, uncluttered format utilising graphic organisers.
They are simple to read and are printer/ink friendly.
They are ready to print and go.
This packet contains 27 pages of activities to use with The Very Blue Thingamajig:
A beginning, middle and end retell page.
Story map for characters, setting, problem and solution.
A visual sequence cut and paste, with lines for a written retell.
KWL chart (2 options provided- learnt or learned).
Character descriptions using adjectives and verbs.
Cut and paste word sort for nouns, verbs and adjectives (with answers).
Word sort for nouns, verbs and adjectives (with answers).
Writing prompts to make connections about the text (text to self, text to text and text to world) in 2 formats, a worksheet to write on, or multiple writing prompts on a page to save on photocopying.
Two sentence transformations.
Cut and paste and labelling activity in colour and B/W.
Numeral to counting, multiplication, odd and even numbers concepts used in the text.
Book reviews, generic and text specific.
2 templates for colouring and or art innovation.
Beginning Middle End
Identifying the most important event from the beginning, middle and end of the story helps a reader understand how organisation, sequence, and plot make a good story. This can then be applied to their own writing.
A graphic organiser, such as a story map, can help students visually organise a story's elements, increasing their ability to retell, summarise, and comprehend the story.
This activity gives students practice with sentence structure (Syntax). Transforming words that are out of order forces students to think about each word in a sentence rather than only memorising an entire phrase without understanding the importance of structure.
Making connections is thinking about the text in relation to ourselves, other texts, and the world. Making connections provides the basis for learning, as students connect new information with their own experiences. This develops fluency with their comprehension skills.
This note-taking device guides students through a three-step process to activate background knowledge, develop a purpose for learning, and summarize.