Beetle Boy

Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard

Darkus can’t believe his eyes when a huge insect drops out of the trouser leg of his horrible new neighbour. It’s a giant beetle – and it seem to want to communicate.

But how can a boy be friends with a beetle? And what does a beetle have to do with the disappearance of his dads and the arrival or Lucretia Cutter, which her taste for creepy jewellery?

Main Focus: Negative Prefixes

un, il, im, dis, non– these make nouns, verbs, adjectives negative, and are quite often opposite.

This resource explores prefixes to change the words to make a negative form. Your class will complete the sentences from Chapter 1 of the story. 

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Main Focus: Spelling - Chapter 1

Your class will look at these words taken from Chapter 1. The words have been spelt incorrectly and your class must identify where the spelling error is and write the correct spelling.

Your class will then write the words into new sentences based on the story.

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Main Focus: Homophones - Chapter 3

This reading resource is linked to homophones and Chapter 3.

Your class will read through the passage from the story and identify the correct spelling of the words used.

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Main Focus: Adverbs

This Ks2 resource focuses on adverbs and works on your class identifying the adverbs used within the context of the Beetle Boy story.

Your class will read the sentences and identify or insert the adverbs to the sentences.

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Main Focus: Apostrophes

Your class will practise working on apostrophes for contractions and possession.

Your Ks2 class will need to identify which is being used by reading sentences taken from the story.

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Main Focus: Word Meaning and Synonyms

This reading resource focuses on chapter 6 & 7 of the story and word meanings and synonyms.

Your KS2 class will read the sentences and explore some of the lovely words used and look at their definitions and a few synonyms.

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Main Focus: Comprehension - Chapter 11

This comprehension is based on Chapter 11 of the Beetle Boy book.

The resource is differentiated and split into question categories: vocabulary, retrieval and inference.

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Main Focus: Non-Fiction - Beetle

This is a non-fiction passage based on beetles. Your class will read the passage and then the children will answer questions and then do some research to create their own beetle fact file.

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Main Focus: Verb Tenses

This reading resource is for Year 3 / Year 4 and focuses on extracts taken from Chapter 17 of the Beetle Boy story.

Your class will explore: Past, Present, Future tenses with simple, perfect and progressive.

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