Literacy Starter of the Day

Archive for the month “May, 2015”

Making words

Today’s activity comes from, make as many words as you can using the given letters in the time allowed.  Good luck!

Eight letters game

Up leveling….

What can you add to the following sentences to make them more interesting?

My sister got a book.

Gran walked home.

I saw an elephant.

John had a violin.


Today’s activity comes from the Topmarks website, and is a revision activity for apostrophes for contraction and possession.

Apostrophe activity


Imagine you were the person in the picture below.  Think how, what, where, when, why.  can you write the beginning to a story trying to hook your reader in?

Remember your punctuation!

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How many?

How many words of 3 letters or more can you make from personification? What is the longest word you can make?

Sentence starters

What words/phrases could you use to start the following sentence to make it more interesting?

The girl turned around looking to see what was there.


Today’s activity comes from the website, learn to add clauses to sentences to liven them up.

Click here to access the activity


Look at the picture below, describe what you can see. Think about the surroundings and how he might be feeling.



A revision activity on tenses today, taken from the Saint Ambrose Barlow website.


Imagine you are one of the children in the picture below, what are you doing?  How are you feeling?  What might happen next?  Write some sentences about the picture, don’t forget your punctuation.

Picture of girls standing in front of a fan in Roswell, Georgia

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