The Enormous Crocodile

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

One day an enormous crocodile leaves the big, brown, muddy river to search for little children to eat, ignoring the advice of the Notsobig One who says that little children are nasty and bitter.

The Notsobig One says that he’ll fail and goes tramping through the jungle telling Humpy Rumpy the Hippopotamus, Trunky the Elephant, Muggle-Wump the Monkey and the Roly-Poly Bird all about his secret plans and clever tricks.

Main Focus: Adjectives

This is a resource that is linked to the adjectives used on the first two pages of The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl.

This is a popular book for P3 and KS1 classes to introduce your class to shorter novels.

Your class will read the first two pages and then add in the adjectives to complete the sentences. This activity has also been differentiated.

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Main Focus: Identifying Speech and Speech Marks - Pages 11-13

In this punctuation activity, your class will identify the speech in the passage or sentences taken from pages 11-13 of the book. There is also an option of adding speech marks in the spaces provided.

This is a useful resource to help your class identify direct speech within a short passage. We have differentiated this resource five ways to suit different abilities in your Year 1 / Year 2 class.

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Main Focus: Questions and Statements

This resources focuses on pages 14-19 of The Enormous Crocodile and your class must recognise the difference between questions and statements and punctuate accordingly.

We have differentiated this Year 1 / Year 2 resource so your class can either add in the question marks or full stops, or they can sort by colour coding each. There are four different resources starting with the most challenging.

Once your Ks1 class have added in the punctuation, they can write a questions they would like to ask Enormous Croc and something they would like to tell him, perhaps a bit of advice.

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Main Focus: Who said it?

This activity focuses on pages 16-36 and your Year 1 / year 2 class must determine who said each statement provided.

This activity includes statements from Enormous Croc, Trunky, Roll-Poly, Muggle-Wump and Toto.

This is a useful activity as it will check what your kids are retaining from what is being read in the story.

Once they have completed our resource, then can then scan through the story and challenge a partner using the same multiple choice format.

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Main Focus: Comprehension - Pages 36-37

This is a comprehension activity linked to pages 36 and 37 of The Enormous Crocodile book by Roald Dahl. We have differentiated this resources for KS1 classes – Year 1 / Year 2 / P2 and P3.

Your class will read the questions and write the answers using their knowledge and comprehension skills. We have also included a multiple choice resource.

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Main Focus: Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives

This is a great activity that will give your class the opportunity to show they understand the different between nouns, verbs and adjectives. We have also put in a question about proper nouns at the end of the most challenging activity.

We have differentiated this resource for a range of abilities. The children will read the passage and highlight the nouns, verbs and adjectives to distinguish them.

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Main Focus: Tense Verbs - Pages 42-49

In this resource linked to pages 42-9 of the book, your class will identify the past tense verbs in the sentences. Then they will match the past and present tense verbs in the activity at the end.

Most of the verbs end in ‘ed’ but we have added a few into it to challenge your class and encourage a wider application of knowledge.

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Main Focus: Story Events

We have taken range of events from the beginning of the book to the end for your class to remember.

Your class must complete the sentences based on their knowledge of the events. We have also differentiated this resource and included a multiple choice version too.

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