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 resource pack explores the punctuation in Green, Red and Orange letters.

The resources are differentiated 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.

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Main Focus: Spelling

This resource includes a text that has been written to include as many words from the Year 2 list as possible.

Your children will be challenged to correct them.

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Main Focus: Phonics

This is a great resources to help your children develop their phonological awareness and understanding within context.

The resource explores initial blends, final sounds, double vowels, split digraphs and more.

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Main Focus: Comprehension

This resource helps your children develop their comprehension skills. The resource covers Green and Red Crayons’ letters and is differentiated for many abilities in Year 2.

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Main Focus: Story Reflection

This resource encourages the children to listen carefully to the story and then complete a number of activities.

The activities 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?’

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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.

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Main Focus: Homophones

In this resource 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 & sew

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Main Focus: Writing Templates

You can download these templates to work on various areas in writing with your class.

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