The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit. Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other.
Main Focus: Punctuation
This KS1 resource pack explores the punctuation in Green, Red and Orange letters.
The resources are differentiated for Year 1 and Year 2 and explore capital letters, full stops, commas, apostrophes, brackets, question marks and exclamation marks. All abilities can be challenged.
You can give the children the text to help them but you could give the Red letter a try without the text.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Spelling
This Year 1 / Year 2 resource includes a text that has been written to include as many words from the Year 2 list as possible. Your KS1 children will be challenged to correct them.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Phonics
This is a great resource to help your KS1 children develop their phonological awareness and understanding within context.
This activity linked to the popular book The Day the Crayons Quit explores initial blends, final sounds, double vowels, split digraphs and more.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Comprehension
This activity linked to the popular book The Day the Crayons Quit is aimed at KS1 classes and helps your children develop their comprehension skills.
The resource covers Green and Red Crayons’ letters and is differentiated for many abilities in Year 1 / Year 2.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Story Reflection
This resource encourages the children to listen carefully to the story and then complete a number of activities. The KS1 activities linked to the popular book The Day the Crayons Quit give children the opportunity to think back to the story, but also a blank templates to show you what they remember about specific crayons. My favourite activity is ‘Who said it?’Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Text Comparisons
A great way to improve your children’s text work is to make comparisons. This resource encourage your children to think how texts are similar and different, which helps their understanding. There is a scaffolded version and an open-ended version (Green Crayon and Red Crayon) for your more able children.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Homophones
In this Year 1 / Year 2 literacy activities pack, your class must look carefully for words that are used in the wrong context – homophones. The resource covers: two, too & to dear & deer won & one know & no ewe & you right & write four & for our, are & hour be & bee you’re & your sun & son so & sewUnlock Resource
Main Focus: Writing Templates
You can download these templates to work on various areas in writing with your class.Unlock Resource