A SMART Notebook activity for reading

I made a resource which could be used to devlop/ consolidate children’s understanding of characters after reading a story. The activity I made was based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet which you could read as an illustrated story version with children.

SUBJECT: English (reading)

YEAR GROUP: Years 5 or 6

ABOUT THE ACTIVITY:The activity is a pairs game where the children have to match the name of the character with the words that describe that character’s traits. The activity can be differentiated by adding more/less card pairs to the activity or by making the descriptions more simple/ difficult.

The aim of this activity is to develop/ consolidate the children’s understanding of character. It could be extended to using with characters from different texts or by using the activity to explore setting, plot and themes.

Here are some screen shots of me making the game:



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