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Troll Pudding

A funny reading activity about using initiative!

This resource is based on my original story, in which a quick-thinking little girl outwits a group of trolls to avoid being eaten! After reading the story, which I hope makes your students laugh out loud, there is a set of comprehension questions, a sequencing task, a storyboard template for a cartoon version and an art activity. The resource is aimed at students aged 7-9 years. You can read an extract for free at: 

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The Great Pumpkin Chase

A primary/PYP comedy fantasy story with activities to practice reading skills 

This resource is based on my original story of the same name, in which six pumpkins grow arms and legs and escape from Grandpa's garden. Tom and his friends have to try to catch them all if they want to have them in time for Halloween. After reading the story, there is a set of comprehension questions, a sequencing task, a storyboard template for a cartoon version and a make-a-map worksheet. The resource is aimed at students aged 7-9 years. You can read an extract for free at:

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Cliff Walk: Exploring Elements of How to Begin A Ghost Story

An extension activity to encourage higher-level thinking skills

This resource is based on the beginning of my ghost story of the same name. It aims to encourage opinion-based and creative thinking, rather than comprehension questions about the text. There are 5 questions for pair, group or class discussion or individual work, which all generate the student's own opinion-based responses for discussion. For example, one question is 'Which words or phrases create atmosphere?'. As a follow-up creative activity, students can continue the story in their own words and then compare it to how the original story progressed. The whole story is available for free at:   

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Pirate Pete's Kebabs

A Middle Grade comedy script about pirates and kebabs

Pirate Pete's cook, Jolly Jack Fetch-Me-Pan, has to find something to feed the hungry crew. Pete and the cook take the first mate, Billy Do-As-You're-Told, to search for food on the mainland. Little does Pete know, he will have to face a difficult childhood memory when the pirates bump into Jenny and Jake, two children who offer to share their lunchtime kebabs, but all comes well in the end and the hungry crew are satisfied. For ages 7-11.   

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A High Windy Place

Ghost story & reading comprehension

'A High Windy Place' is a ghost story in my collection 'The Wishing Sisters', in which a woman helps a ghost child who she meets in her new home. This resource contains a set of reading comprehension questions, plus other literacy tasks based on the story.

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The Wishing Sisters

Victorian Ghost Story & Reading Comprehension

'The Wishing Sisters' is the first story in my collection of the same name. Set in the 1880s, it is the story of a mysterious woman who comes to help a young widow after her husband is killed in a mining accident. The resource contains a set of reading comprehension questions, along with other activities to explore the genre, social and historical contexts of the story.  This resource is for older students, aged 16-18, or could be an extension task for more able students in the 13-14 age group. 

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The Knocking: Supernatural Resource Pack

based on 'The Knocking' ghost story novella 

This resource pack for secondary/Junior High students accompanies my novella 'The Knocking', a ghost story based on the Great Flood of 1607, which decimated the South West of England. It contains a variety of pre-reading, reading and post-reading activities to practice and develop English Language skills. Because of the focus of the story, it can also be used as a resource for cross-over topics in, for example, Environmental Studies and Geography. 

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Five Minutes of Fame

A Middle Grade comedy script about bullying 

Freddie is the worst player on the football team and the target of jokes from Alex, the arrogant star player. However, everything changes when the team discover that  Freddie has developed healing powers in his knees. His ability to help with football injuries makes him the new centre of attention, and Alex hates it! The script ends in a comedy moment when Alex needs the services of Freddie's new power, which helps Alex to see his bullying ways. 


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Robot Rabbit & the Easter Egg Trick

A comedy script about being honest

Three friends can't be bothered to take part in the Easter Egg Hunt in the park. Instead, they build a robot rabbit from scrap resources and trick the other children into giving it their eggs. When the park attendant catches them, he makes them return all the eggs. The script can be used as an alternative  Easter activity, while also teaching children the value of being honest.   


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