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Writing task: Speaking to the Selfish Giant

Writing task: Speaking to the Selfish Giant

Imagine that you are a child wanting to play in the Selfish Giant’s garden. Write a list of reasons why you want to play in the garden here (just write in note form).

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Writing task: First day at school

Writing task: First day at school

Imagine that you are Sara Crewe (from Reading comprehension: Sara Crewe) arriving at boarding school on your first day. You are dressed in clothes that are far too extravagant for school life, sad because your father has had to leave you and anxious about what school is going to be like. Write a few paragraphs about entering the school and meeting the headmistress, Miss Minchin.

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Writing task: Describing a mermaid lagoon

Writing task: Describing a mermaid lagoon

Imagine that you have been walking in some woods and found a lagoon. You can see mermaids swimming in it. Describe what you see as fully as you can.

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Writing task: A trip away

Writing task: A trip away

Imagine that you are travelling alone somewhere. How are you travelling? How do you feel about the journey? What kinds of things do you see? See if you can include good adjectives, verbs and adverbs and a range of punctuation in your writing.

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Rhetorical questions worksheet

Rhetorical questions

A rhetorical question is one that we ask without expecting an answer, either because it has an obvious answer or because we have asked the question to make a point, to persuade or for literary effect. Now see if you can write a conversation between a teacher and a child. Make sure you include questions, some rhetorical and some not.

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Reading comprehension: The Tinder Box by Hans Christian Anderson

Reading comprehension: The Tinder Box by Hans Christian Anderson

Read this extract from The Tinder Box by Hans Christian Anderson then carefully answer the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: Peter and Wendy by JM Barrie

Reading comprehension: Peter and Wendy by JM Barrie

Read this extract from Peter and Wendy by JM Barrie then carefully answer the questions.

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Reading comprehension: more Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Reading comprehension: more Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Read this second extract from The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde and then answer the questions.

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Reading comprehension: The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Reading comprehension: The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Read this passage from The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde then carefully answer the questions below.

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Reading comprehension: Martin and Margot by Amy Le Feuvre

Reading comprehension: Martin and Margot by Amy Le Feuvre

First read this extract from Martin and Margot by Amy Le Feuvre, then carefully answer the questions.

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Reading comprehension: Sara Crewe by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Reading comprehension: Sara Crewe by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Carefully read this passage from Sara Crewe, an early version of A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, then answer the questions.

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Re-ordering words to make sentences worksheet

Re-ordering words to make sentences

Each of these groups of words makes up a sentence. Can you re-order them to reveal the sentence? You could cut the words out to help you.

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Logic puzzles worksheet

Logic puzzles

Get your thinking hat on and see if you can work out these two logic puzzles. Warning: They are tricky!

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Identifying onomatopoeia worksheet

Identifying onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia is when a word sounds like the noise it describes. Can you write a poem using onomatopoeia? Here are some subjects that you could choose from.

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Connectives exercise worksheet

Connectives exercise

Connectives are words that join two parts of a text. Look at this passage and use some of the connectives in the table to fill in the gaps.

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11+ cloze test: Through the Looking-Glass

Cloze test: Through the Looking-Glass

Can you work out where these words belong in this text?

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11+ cloze test: The wood at night

Cloze test: The wood at night

All these words belong in this text. Can you insert them correctly?
11+ Cloze test: A Little Princess

Cloze test: A Little Princess

Can you work out where these words belong in this text?

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Antonyms worksheet

Antonyms

Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings. See if you can pair each word below with its opposite. You may need to use a dictionary to check some definitions

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Pencil control: trace the lines worksheet

Pencil control: trace the lines

Can you trace the dotted lines below and in the picture?

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