How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon

The hilarious exploits of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third – the smallish Viking with a longish name. Can he become the Hero everyone expects him to be?

Main Focus: Spelling - mis- and dis-

This resource focuses on the mis and dis prefixes. This passage has been rewritten to recall an event in the story and to include the focus prefixes.

You can complete this with your Year 3 or Year 4 class as an independent activity or as a whole class listening and spelling activity to assess their understanding and spelling using the prefixes.

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Main Focus: Noun Phrases

In this resource your class will be develop their knowledge of noun phrases and extended noun phrases through a range of activities.

This resource is differentiated for both Year 3 and Year 4 and has extensive word lists.

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Main Focus: Fronted Adverbials

In this resource your children will work on identifying fronted adverbials within context.

This passage has been rewritten to retell an event in the story whilst including a few fronted adverbials.

You can choose whether you would like you Year 3 or Year 4 children to identify, punctuate or write in their own fronted adverbials.

The resource uses the fronted adverbials below, which could then be used in independent work.

  • All the time,
  • Bravely,
  • Every so often,
  • Trying to compose himself,
  • Slowly but surely,

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Main Focus: Punctuation

This resource pack helps your children with adding in punctuation to the text. They can think independently or they can use the resource sheet provided to help them at the beginning or end.

Sheet 1: Capital letters (start of a sentence and names) and full stops.

Sheet 2: Capital letters, full stops, commas (fronted adverbials)

Sheet 3: Capital letters, full stops, commas (fronted adverbials & List)

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Main Focus: Commas for Lists

In this pack your class will be looking out for lists of adjectives to describe the nouns within the rewritten passage from the story.

You can choose whether you want the children to identify the commas, punctuate only or add in their own adjectives and punctuate to text.

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Main Focus: Comprehension

This resource pack has been differentiated five ways to cater for everyone in your 3/4 class. It is based on the Chapter ‘Thor is Angry’.

The questions are fantastic and will get your 3s and 4s thinking! I love the range of questions asked and you will too!

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension Year 3

Allow your Year 3 children to delve a little deeper into the vocabulary used in pages 83-85 of the story.

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension Year 4

Allow your Year 4 children to delve a little deeper into the vocabulary used in pages 83-85 of the story.

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Main Focus: Settings

This planning resource helps your children think of different aspects when creating a setting in a story.

It also encourages them to reflect on settings and what makes the descriptions effective.

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Main Focus: Chapter Reflection

Encourage your class to focus on the specifics of the chapters you are reading by completing this activity sheet.

This encourages your class to sequence events, list characters mentioned, focus on vocabulary, predict, explain and summarise.

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