The Danger Gang
The Danger Gang by Tom Fletcher
The Danger Gang is a children’s adventure book written by Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Shane Devries, and published in 2018. It follows the story of a group of children who must save their town from a dangerous villain who has stolen a powerful invention.
The book is useful for KS2 children, which refers to Key Stage 2 in the UK educational system, because it promotes creativity, imagination, and problem-solving skills. The Danger Gang is a thrilling adventure that captures children’s imaginations and encourages them to think critically about the challenges that the characters face. The book also explores themes such as friendship, teamwork, and overcoming adversity, which are important for children’s social and emotional development.
Furthermore, The Danger Gang is written in a fun and engaging way that appeals to children’s sense of humor and curiosity. The story is fast-paced and full of twists and turns that keep children engaged and interested. It also contains illustrations that help to bring the characters and settings to life, making it a visually appealing read.
Main Focus: Comprehension – Prologue
This resource gives your class more understanding of the book by completing this comprehension based on the prologue of the book.
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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension – Chapter 11
Increasing exposure to new vocabulary is important. Learning new words, defining them and using them in a new context give a solid base.
In this resource your LKs2 class will have to read the sentences and fill in the missing words using the word bank.
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Main Focus: Sequencing – Chapter 3
This resource is based on chapter 3 of ‘The Danger Gang’. Your class will have to reorder the events taken from chapter 3 into the correct order that occurred.
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Main Focus: Past/Present – Chapter 4
Based on chapter 4 of ‘The Danger Gang’, your class will have to highlight all the verbs used in the texts provided and determine the tense in which they are used (Past/Present).
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Main Focus: Contractions – Chapter 6
In this resource, your class will practise identifying and creating contractions. They will have to read the sentences, spot the words they can shorten and fill in the appropriate contraction.
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Main Focus: Punctuation – Ch 8 & 9
This resources focuses on the information in chapters 8 and 9 of ‘The Danger Gang’. Your class will have to correctly punctuate the sentences from the extracts taken from the book. They will fill in all the appropriate: capital letters, full stops, commas, exclamation marks and question marks.
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Main Focus: Inverted Commas
These extracts have been taken from chapter 9 of ‘The Danger Gang’. Your Year 3 / Year 4 class will have to identify and insert inverted commas where there is speech.
An extra activity is provided in which your class will highlight all the synonyms for ‘said’. This will give them a range of words when writing independently.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Finding Evidence – Chapter 12
This resource will test your children’s understanding of chapter 12 of ‘The Danger Gang’.
Your class will read the sentences and find supporting evidence to accompany each sentence.
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Main Focus: Non-Fiction
Your class will read the passage describing how thunder and lightning storms happen. The pupils will use the information and answer the questions provided to describe how thunder storms happen.
Extra extension exercise provided were your class will create a factual poster about thunderstorms.
This resource is differentiated 3 ways.
Main Focus: Spelling & Vocabulary
Your key stage 2 class will read the sentences taken from ‘The Danger Gang’ and highlight and correct the incorrect spelling. Further exercise provided, using a dictionary your pupils will find the meanings of words provided.
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