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.
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.
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.
Footprints in the Snow
Reading Comprehension & Activity Packs
These two separate resources accompany my children's Christmas novella 'Footprints in the Snow'. The reading comprehension contains formal comprehension questions for use while reading each chapter. The activity pack contains more fun and collaborative group activities for use in the run-up to the Christmas break.
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.
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.
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.