Category: KS3 English

Skellig

Try some Kahoot quizzes here after reading the book

Kahoot – Quiz 1

Kahoot – Quiz 2

Kahoot – Quiz 3

Kahoot – Quiz made by ML students (2018)

 

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Year 8 English – Term 5: Holes

During lessons in Term 5, we will be studying the book ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.

The book focuses on Stanley Yelnats who, at the age of 14 is sent to a juvenile imprisonment and disciplinary facility at Camp Green Lake for a crime he claims he did not commit. Once at the ‘lake’, Stanley embarks on period in his life that he will never forget. From the scary warden and daily hole digging to the deadly lizards and uncomfortable truths, Stanley has quite an experience.

You can read more about it here.

A film was also made of the book and can be viewed here

Word clouds

Create a word cloud to highlight particular text that you think is more important.

For example. When discussing the causes of suffering in RE, the following words could be chosen, with those that are larger thought to cause the most suffering

word cloud suffering

You can make your own word cloud using any one of the sites listed below. Just click on the link:

Wordle

Wordclouds

Tagul (used for this wordcloud above)

Worditout

Kahoot quizzes – English

kahoot1

Writing

  1. Nouns, verbs and adjectives 1
  2. Noun, pronoun, verb or neither?
  3. Parts of speech introduction 1
  4. Parts of speech – introduction 2
  5. Parts of speech 1
  6. Parts of speech 2
  7. Parts of speech 3
  8. Parts of speech 4
  9. Parts of speech 5
  10. Parts of speech 6

Reading – Holes

  1. Chapters 1 to 6
  2. Chapters 1 to 10
  3. Chapters 13 to 17
  4. Chapters 18 to 22
  5. Chapters 23 to 28
  6. Chapters 41 – 45
  7. Chapters 46 to 50
  8. Holes characters – 13 questions
  9. Holes – An overview – 12 questions
  10. How much do you know about the book and film?


Skellig

  1. Skellig – Quiz 1
  2. Skellig – Quiz 2
  3. Skellig – Quiz 3

Non-fiction writing – Newspaper structure

KS3 English games, puzzles and quizzes

Please note that Flash Player is required for some of these games and quizzes. If you have problems loading them, try this:

Flash

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)

Foundation Level – BRONZE

  1. Punctuation – Bitesize game (Headphones needed)
  2. Punctuation – Splat game
  3. Ending punctuation quiz
  4. Beat the clock apostrophes
  5. Blown away – capital letters games
  6. Going to work with commas
  7. Punctuation pinboard
  8. Play your CAPS right
  9. Sentence shooter
  10. Who owns what

Intermediate Level – SILVER

Watch the video instructions first if one is available – you will need headphones.

  1. Sentence logs
  2. Semicolon wars
  3. Paralaughs – Parts of speech (nouns, verbs and adjectives)
  4. Deluxe Paraluaghs – Parts of speech (nouns, plural nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives)
  5. Words-a-plenty – unscramble to words
  6. Hawkabulary – Context vocabulary, sentence comprehension, antonyms and synonyms
  7. Ant-O-Nyms
  8. Torture the teacher – miss spelt words
  9. The Hungry Hangman
  10. Make a sentence

Advanced Level – GOLD

  1. General Tso’s Spicy Synonyms
  2. Extreme Sentence Surgeon
  3. Homophones on Halloween
  4. Grammar Blast 1 – Capitalisation and punctuation
  5. Grammar Blast 2 – Capitalisation and Punctuation
  6. Sentence Clubhouse – Build a house with the correct SPaG
  7. Verb Treasure Hunt

Now test your SPaG knowledge:

Sentence types and structure

  1. Word types – recap
  2. Simple sentences bubbles
  3. Conjunctions game
  4. Simple to complex sentences
  5. Spot the sentence
  6. Rags to riches sentence structure quiz
  7. Sentence unscramble – Level 4
  8. Sentence unscramble – Level 5

Books and Plays

Romeo and Juliet

  1. Romeo and Juliet Flashgame
  2. Plot – Summary and Quiz
  3. Characters – Summary and Quiz
  4. Themes – Summary and Quiz
  5. Language – Summary and Quiz
  6. Full book quiz
  7. Fun trivia quiz
  8. Good reads quiz
  9. Shmoop quizzes
  10. British Council – Romeo and Juliet

Holes by Louis Sachar

 

General English quiz and games

  1. Brain Games – Word games
  2. All Skillswise games
  3. Chronos
  4. Reading games
  5. Top marks – Spelling and grammar
  6. Grammar quizzes – SoftSchools
  7. Literacy Zone