Inside the Villains
Inside the Villains by Clotide Perrin
Explore the insides of the most well known story villains.
This is a beautifully illustrated and interactive book for kids that allow your class to search the insides of the villains to see their strengths and weaknesses, their libraries and stories.
This is such a unique book.
Main Focus: Introduction to Villains
It is important that you provide your class will a bit of context before beginning to read this story. We have created this resource for your Year 1 / Year 2 class to answer the following questions:
What is a villain?
Why do stories need villains?
What villains do you know?
We have also included a part at the bottom to remind kids that not all stories have villains.
Another point to mention to your KS1 class is that quite often, villains appear around the middle of the story. There are exceptions to this and the one I can think of is ‘The Highway Rat’, but I’m sure there are others.
Main Focus: The Front Cover - Analysis
As a teacher we always ask the children, “What do you notice about the cover?” “What do you see?”
It is also important that we guide children beyond that.
In this activity, your class will explore the cover of this book, pick out key features and then answer questions, thinking about why the illustrator has chosen to include certain things.
A few more questions to ask your class…
Q: If this cover was a mood, which mood would it be?
Perhaps get another book to compare and contrast.
Q: What do you notice about the colours used? Why have these colours been chosen?
Q: Look at the wolf’s eye. Why has red been chosen?
TP: The wolf looks as though it is holding a book.
Main Focus: The Wolf - Adjectives
In this resource, you will read the extract from the book with your whole class then independently, they must highlight the adjectives or insert the adjectives to complete the paragraph.
Prior knowledge of adjectives in essential for this activity as the children need to know what they are looking for.
At the end of the first activity, your class will then create a list of some adjectives to describe the wolf.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: The Wolf - Vocabulary Extension
In the Wolf’s section of the book, the author has included some vocabulary that you need to look into with your class. Devour, reveal, cunning, exceptional to mention a few.
In this activity, your class will read the passage and identify words to match the meanings.
We have differentiated this resource and underlined words to make it easier in this second sheet, and reduced the amount of words and meanings in the third activity sheet.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: The Wolf - Instructions
This resource is linked to instructions. You could encourage your class to lift up all the flaps and then write their own instructions of what they did.
We have created two activities to help with instructions, depending on what you’d like to focus on.
In the first activity, your class must sequence the instructions in chronological order of how the flaps are lifted in according to their tier.
The second activity involves your class using sequence adverbs to complete the instructions which have been placed in order.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: The Wolf - Comprehension
This is a comprehension linked to all the information on the Wolf. This includes from the passage and also from inside the flaps too.
We have create two different resources. In one comprehension, the kids much answer the questions, and the second comprehension is multiple choice. We have also differentiated the activities from Year 1 and Year 2 classes.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: The Giant Picture Comprehension
Give your class time to explore the character of The Giant by opening the various flaps on The Giant.
Your KS1 class will then answer the questions – you can choose whether it is multiple choice or answers to show what they have found out.
This is a picture comprehension for whole class or guided reading linked to the book Inside the Villains.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: The Giant - Contractions
This literacy activity focuses on contractions and the text from The Giant.
Your KS1 class must read through the passage and identify the contractions by highlighting them. Once they have completed that, they then must write the contractions and the two words that make it up.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: The Giant - True or False?
This is another reading resource aimed at Year 1 and Year 2 classes.
This time it focuses on true or false. Your class will look at the picture of the Giant in the book and write whether each statement is true or false.
They will need to access the book to open up the flaps to uncover some of the answers. We have one resource that is 18 questions and another that is only 10, so you can choose which best suits your class.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Synonyms
This is a synonyms resource that uses information from The Giant part of the book.
Your class will read the passage and read the chosen words. Each chosen word has a few words random words and one correct answer. The children must find the correct synonym for each word.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: The Witch - Comprehension
This is a comprehension resource linked to the Witch. Your class will carefully read the questions and write answers using their understanding.
We have included written answers and multiple choice worksheet to cater for your class.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Character Studies
This resource focuses on the characters in the book.
Your class will take a closer look at their strengths, weakness, library, fears, favourite foods etc.
We have differentiated this resource and have included a resource that lists attributes and the children have to tick which are correct.Unlock Resource