Ruskin Splinter is small and thin, with knock-knees, thick glasses and a squeaky voice, and the idea of him taming a dragon makes the whole class laugh. Big, strong Elvis is stupid but he looks like a hero. So who is more likely to get the big part in the school play? But when the mysterious beast, Krindlekrax, threatens Lizard Street and everyone who lives there, it is Ruskin who saves the day and proves he is the stuff that heros are made of after all.

Main Focus: Words and Meanings

We have taken. range of words from chapter 1-7 from the Krindlekrax book and created this resource.

Your KS2 class will read the words placed in the context of the story and look at word meanings, word class and synonyms.


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Main Focus: Inverted Commas

In this activity, your Year 3 / Year 4 class will determine where the speech marks go within the passages from chapter 2 of Krindlekrax.

We have created two resources for this inverted commas activity.

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Main Focus: Apostrophes (Chapters 6-8)

In this activity, your class will focus on the use of apostrophes within words.

Apostrophes are used to show possession or to break up two separate words to make a contraction.

Your Year 3 / Year 4 class will read the sentences from Krindlekrax, determine where the apostrophe needs to be placed and then state the reason why.

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Main Focus: Past and Present Tense

This resource is linked to Chapter 10 of Krindlekrax and focuses on Past and Present tense.

In this passage, the vocabulary mixes between past and present tense because of the narrators and dialogue.

Your class will identify the words that are either past or present tense and complete the table.

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Main Focus: Punctation/Editing

This resource that focuses on Year 3 and Year 4 is linked to punctuation and chapter 14 of Krindlekrax.

Your class must punctuate the passages by adding in inverted commas, commas, question marks, exclamation marks and full stops.

Note: Long lines indicate there are two pieces of punctuation missing and one line is one piece missing.

We have differentiated the resource for LKS2 so have a look bye scrolling across the images.


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Main Focus: Short Sentences - Suspense

Short sentences within books are used to create suspense for the reader. In Krindlekrax this happens on pages 60-61 where we hear about Corky’s first sighting of Krindlekrax. 

Your class must highlight the short sentences that have been used to create suspense.

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Main Focus: Word Class

In this activity your class will read the passage and sentences taken from Kindlekrax chapters 17 and 18 and group the words into nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.

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Main Focus: Comprehension Chapters 22-23

This is a comprehension aimed at Year 3 and Year 4 children.

Your class will read the two chapters from the book and answer the questions using their memory, understanding and referring back to the book to gather evidence and specific information.

We have used a range of question styles in this comprehension and the fourth resource mainly focuses on retrieval questions.

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Main Focus: Discussion

This resource is to be used for discussion with your class when reading chapter 24.

In this chapter, Winston is woken up by the ambulance that has been sent to bring Mrs Cave to the hospital to deliver her baby. Winston is in a panic as his crocodile is in Mr and Mrs Cave’s house.

This resource aimed at Year 3 and Year 4 focuses on the authors use of phrases, words and inference within the chapter.

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