The ultimate Environmental and English educational resource for ages 9-14.
A comprehensive set of cross-curricular worksheets. All done for you.
“The book ‘Animals in the Forest: The Day Terrible Things Came’ is a wonderful read on its own, but there is also a pack of WonderWorksheets… with lots of questions, discussion ideas, writing tasks and discussion topics.
Aimed for upper primary, these worksheets provide a very interesting and comprehensive set of exercises covering a wide range of activities including researching and designing your own non-fiction booklet about crows, drawing an impression of a worm’s-eye view of the animals’ discussion, writing stories from a given first line, and many more.
The worksheets are the most interesting and varied I have come across to date and show that the author has put a lot of thought and detail into each one.”
~ Review of WonderWorksheets Sets A & B by EducationOtherwise.org, a major home education organisation in the UK: EO Newsletter, Spring 2018.
What are WonderWorksheets?
- Environmental and English Literacy project-based worksheets
- Suitable for classroom or home
- Either adult-led and/or independent activities for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 (middle-graders / ages 9-14)
- Comprehensive cross-curricular booklets (sets A & B)
- Unique and original – designed by ex-teacher and author
What’s in them?
- Reading for inference and comprehension, linked to environmental fiction novel (set A)
- Research and discussion ideas on key environmental issues, with website links (set B)
- Fiction and non-fiction writing activities, with writing/planning frames and ideas (sets A & B)
- SPaG quizzes (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) (set B)
How can they be used?
- Whole class, group or independent activities
- Lots to choose from – dip in and out
- Questions to stimulate thinking, research, debate and writing
- Helpful tips on effective internet research
- Cross-curricular content including English Literacy, Reading Comprehension, Literature, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Science, Biology, Ecology…
Environmental WonderWorksheets Set B: Research and Questioning
This comprehensive 20 page PDF booklet of worksheets is packed full of research projects, non-fiction writing activities, and discussion questions on environmental and nature conservation issues.
Examples of the topics and activities covered in ‘Environmental’ WonderWorksheets Set B include:
- Lots of animal research projects including on crows, weasels, mongooses (meerkats), Vaquita porpoises, bees, pollinating insects, elephants and rabbits.
- Active projects covering things like debating given topics and questions, conducting an animal census, planning a speech, and giving a presentation.
- Non-fiction writing activities such as creating an information booklet, a comparison table, a formal letter, a website article, a leaflet and a poster.
- Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) quizzes covering things like onomatopoeias, animal idioms, abstract and collective nouns, synonyms and opposites, speech marks and apostrophes, syllables and sentence structure.
- Exploring important environmental issues such as litter and waste, plastic pollution, deforestation, herbicides and pesticides, and extinction of species.
- The worksheets include Google/search engine tips for effective research, stimuli for writing/speaking, space for rough work, facts and website links.
‘Environmental’ WonderWorksheets Set B are more generic than ‘English Literacy’ WonderWorksheets Set A and can be used on their own, mostly without reference to the novel ‘Animals in the Forest: The Day Terrible Things Came‘.
However the novel and the worksheets complement each other, as many of the environmental themes in the novel are also covered in ‘Environmental’ WonderWorksheets Set B, and there is occasional reference to the novel in the worksheets.
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