The Boy Who Grew Dragons

The Boy Who Grew Dragons

The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd

When Tomas discovers a strange old tree at the bottom of this grandpa’s garden, he doesn’t think much of it. But he takes the funny fruit from the tree back into the house – and gets the shock and delight of his life when a tiny dragon hatches! The tree is a dragonfruit tree, and Tomas has got his very own dragon, Flicker…

Main Focus: Spelling -tion

A range of words linked to the Y3/4 -tion words have been intertwined with (rewritten) portions of Chapter 1 and Chapter 3 of the book.

The resources have been differentiated to stretch all abilities in your class.

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension

This resource targets understanding of the vocabulary used in first 5 chapters of the book.

Your children will be challenged to locate the vocabulary in the passages and match them to the definitions.

Alternatively, the children can complete some dictionary work and write the definitions.

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Main Focus: Comprehension

This resource challenges your children on their understanding of the text and the terminology used.

There are four differentiated question sheets with different levels on questioning. This allows you to choose which suits your groups best.

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Main Focus: Punctuation

In theses activities, your class will read the text and they must add in the appropriate punctuation.

There are differentiated pieces but the most challenging focuses on capital letters, commas, apostrophes and full stops.

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Main Focus: Non-Fiction

This is a non-fiction resource that encourages your children to research and find out more about Komodo dragons.

The first page encourages children to complete a fact sheet on the dragon and the second and third is a true or false activity. The children must list their reliable sources below their answer.

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External Resource: Fact Sheet

This is a fact sheet that can copied and then edited to suit your class. This is a useful resource that highlights some fantastic information about Komodo dragons.

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External Resource: Interactive Activity

In this interactive resource, your children can find out more about the Komodo dragon and learn key information and facts.

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External Resource: Information

For more detailed information on the Komodo dragon check out this resource. The resource on where they are found is particularly interesting.

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