Imaginary Fred

Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers

Did you know that sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one? An imaginary friend like Fred.

Fred floated like a feather in the wind until Sam, a lonely little boy, wished for him and, together, they found a friendship like no other.

Main Focus: Punctuation

In this reading resource for Year 2, your class will add in the capital letters and full stops to the complex sentences.

Your class must determine where one sentence ends and the next begins as well as looking our for proper nouns.

This resource also introduces your class to some lovely vocabulary.

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Main Focus: Phonics

This resource focuses on phonics and covers sounds in phase 3, phase 4, phase 5 and phase 6. We have also included a more open-ended resource to allow your class to choose clusters, blends, digraphs, split digraphs etc from the passage.

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Main Focus: Story Sequencing

This reading activity for KS1 focuses on placing events from the story into chronological order.

Your Year 2 class must read though the events and sequence them into the order in which they happened.

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Main Focus: Word Class

In this activity linked to the story Imaginary Fred, your Year 2 class must read the passage and categorise some of the words into nouns, verbs and adjectives.

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension

We have taken some lovely vocabulary used in the story and your class must see where each words fits into the passage.

This is a lovely reading activity for KS1 to introduce them to some new vocabulary to use and apply to independent writing.

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Main Focus: Questioning

In this activity your class must use the answers given to create questions.

Your Year 2 class must use the information given in the answer as a framework to write the questions.

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Main Focus: Cloze Activity

In this activity your class will use the word mat to complete the cloze activity.

Your KS1 class will read through the sentences and choose the most appropriate words to complete the sentences.

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Main Focus: Comprehension

This reading resource for Year 2 is a comprehension that cover the entire Imaginary Fred book.

Your class will answer the questions based on what they have read and understand about the story.

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