Literacy Starter of the Day

Archive for the month “December, 2015”

Santa’s reindeer

If you could name a new Reindeer for Santa, what would you call it and why?


Oh no!!!!

AHHHHH-CHOO!!!!  Rudolph has a cold, who will guide Santa’s sleigh?  Why have you chosen this reindeer, what are its key strengths?




Christmas presents

If you could have anything in the world for Christmas, what would you want and why?

xmas present


Would you like to be one of Santa’s Elves?  Why? Why not?



If you were able to meet father Christmas, what questions would you ask him?



ing clauses

Write a sentence beginning with each of the following -ing clauses.

Glancing across the room,

Following him quickly down the road,

Walking carefully along the path,

Joining sentences

An interactive activity today, from the BBC Skillswise website, joining two sentences with a conjunction to make a compound sentence.  Please click the link below to take you straight to the activity.

Speech Marks

Punctuate the following sentences with speech marks (remember sppech marks ago around the spoken word)
1. Can I help you asked the shop assistant.
2. Hello Fred asked How are you today?
3. I can’t believe this has happened! Shrieked Sally, where have all my sweets gone?
4. First I would like you to get your books out, asked the teacher, then I would like you to write the title and the date.
5. Stop! Shouted the man, come back here with my newspaper!

Sentence starters…..

Can you write sentences beginning with the following -ing words:





Imagine you are one of the people in the photo below, think how, when why, what, when. Write at least five sentences explaining how you would feel, remember your punctuation!


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