“… make reading one of his deep and continuing needs …”

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

Maya Angelou

Activities for kids – Spot the difference

Play “Spot the difference” and talk about fruit and vegies

=> http://bit.ly/VY0PZI

Fiction activities for Matilda by Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl

“Matilda” is is a wonderful book for reading aloud in a primary school classroom. It’s imaginative and exciting, and will certainly engage your class. Children are captivated by precocious Matilda, fall in love with Miss Honey and are infuriated at The Trunchbull and Matilda’s frustrating parents.

There are so many teaching opportunities using Roald Dahl’s fabulous book, and Pivotal kids has compiled 45 links to lesson plans, activities, worksheets, printables and more.,,

8 quizzes
2 reading/literature units
4 Worksheets and cross curricular activities
6 teacher guides and lesson plans
2 study guides
6 Vocabulary & Word Puzzles both online and printable
2 biography/bibliography
1 book report
3 sets of material on the characters of the book
3 sets of material on the movie
8 sets of questions about the content and comprehension

=> http://bit.ly/StwH5G

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For kids – Tadpole Transformation

Students make a paper tadpole puppet that turns into a frog and learn the meaning of the term metamorphosis.

=> http://bit.ly/mrYBbY

Kids reading app – Horton hatches the egg

Horton hatches the egg
Kind-hearted Horton the elephant is persuaded to sit on an egg while its mother, the good-for-nothing bird lazy Maysie flutters off on a vacation.

=> http://bit.ly/N4Shwj

Copyright for kids

This website is especially for kids. Go on an interactive adventure. Take part in all the activities. Discover what copyright really means.
=> http://bit.ly/kXLd17

Use the Solar System jigsaw to teach and learn about space

Solar system jigsawis an interactive resource to teach about the solar system.

The activity is divided into three levels: planet, moon and hardware. => http://bit.ly/pmwem1

Animal beatbox

What is the true call of the wild? Here we travel down a very special river and are introduced to a wide variety of the animal kingdom who all contribute their name for the sake of music.

From Margaret Wild – The Dream of the Thylacine (with curriculum notes)

The Dream of the Thylacine

Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks 

This arresting and beautiful picture book from Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks is a shimmering encounter with the Tasmanian tiger, a lament for a lost species, and a compelling evocation of the place of animals in Nature.

For more about the book plus acess Curriculum notes => http://bit.ly/mxTf4p