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Chatterbooks activity pack
About this pack
Top Tips for a Successful Session
Warm Up Activities
How to Speak Dragonese by Cressida Cowell (YouTube link & pdf attachment)
Septimus Heap by Angie Sage Activity Sheets (pdf attachment)
Wizards Apprentice Activity
Spells & Potions Activity
Wizards Apprentice Diary
About this pack Beware this pack comes with a warning it is full of dragons, goblins, ogres, shapeshifters, trolls, giants, and many more fantasy and magical creatures. There is plenty of material to fire imagination and inspire creativity. The booklist is full of adventure and excitement and is guaranteed to suit all tastes and reading abilities. The activities will engage members into lively discussion. Start your session with some fun warm up ice-breakers which aim to get members thinking about books and magical creatures. Then, progress to the longer activities taking Chatterbooks members on an exciting fantasy journey. Have a go at speaking dragonese with Cressida Cowell from the award winning How to Train your Dragon series, courtesy of Scholastic. Try out the Septimus Heap activity sheets from Bloomsbury. Let the magic begin...
Top Tips for a Successful Session Look at the pack and use the material to suit your group
Remember that some Chatterbooks children will whizz through all the activities while some Chatterbooks groups will only need a couple of activities to keep them busy throughout the session.
Be flexible and have fun
Photocopy sheets to use as handouts
Use the Chatterbooks Bookbites post-its to make simple reviews about the book
Talk to parents and carers at the end of the session to let them know what your group has been doing
Organise activities as individuals, in pairs or as a whole group
Make a display of Fantasy books use our booklist to help you do this
Fantasy Creatures Book List
Author Title Publisher ISBN Diterlizzi, Tony The Search for Wondla Simon& Schuster 9780857073006
Funke, Cornelia Reckless Chicken House 9781906427658
Reeve, Philip. Goblins Marion Lloyd Books 9781407115276
Ibbotson, Eva The Ogre of Oglefort Macmillan 9780330513050
Golding, Julia Secret of the Sirens OUP 9780192754608
Golding, Julia The chimera's curse OUP 9780192754639
Golding, Julia Mines of the Minotaur OUP 9780192754622
Golding, Julia The Gorgon's gaze OUP 9780192754615
D'Lacey, Chris The fire within Orchard 9781841215334
Lake, A J The coming of dragons Bloomsbury 9780747570622
Grahame, Kenneth The reluctant dragon Egmont 9781405237291
Melling, David Stone goblins Hodder 9780340930489
Robson, Mark Firestorm Simon & Schuster 9781847380685
Steer, Dugald The dragon's eye Templar 9781840117929
Williams, Tad; Beale, Deborah
The dragons of Ordinary Farm
Cowell, Cressida A hero's guide to deadly dragons : by Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
Reeve, Philip No such thing as dragons Marion Lloyd 9781407102443
Umansky, Kaye The dreadful dragon Bloomsbiry 9781408827642
Forward, Toby Dragonborn Walker 9781406320435
Mould, Chris Fangs 'n' fire : ten dramatic dragon tales
Hare, Lucinda The dragon whisperer Corgi 9780552560221
Dragon racer Catnip 9781846470462
Abnett, Dan Dragon frontier Puffin 9780141342962
Kay, Elizabeth The divide Chicken House 9781903434963
Blade, Adam The complete book of beasts
Gates, S P Zilombo Tamarind 9781848530515
Our grateful thanks to Coventry Schools Library Service for selecting the titles for this Fantasy Creatures booklist.
Warm Up Activities These short and simple activities aim to wake up brains and get your group thinking about words and ideas around the topic. Use big sheets of paper to write and draw on and keep these on hand for the whole session to inspire and motivate.
Real or Imaginary Have a discussion about real and imaginary/fantasy creatures. Show the group a flashcard of a real or fantasy creature (see next page) and ask them to decide if it is
a real creature or a fantasy creature. What other strange real creatures do they know about? And how many other fantasy creatures?
The Power of Five ... Can you think of ... Five books about magical creatures Five authors who write about magical creatures Five magical creatures Five words to describe a dragon Five skills a wizards apprentice needs Five magic spells Five magical creature you like Five magical creatures you dont like Five types of dragons Five names you would call a dragon
Quick Draw Dragons In 60 secs, looking at the paper, draw a dragon with your right hand In 60 secs, looking at the paper, draw a dragon with your left hand In 60 secs, looking at the paper, draw a dragon but not taking your pencil of the paper In 60 secs, not looking at your paper, draw a dragon
How to Speak Dragonese Would you like to speak to dragons? Can you translate the following dragon sentences
Nee-ah crappa inna di hoosus pishyou
Mi mamo mo likeit yum-yum on di bum Watch the video of Cressida Cowell , the expert on anything to do with dragons and author of the award winning How to Train Your Dragon series, teaching the ancient language of Dragonese . Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u96Kc_R8iKA Consult Cressida Cowells Dragonese dictionary which you can find here to expand your Dragonese vocabulary. And try out your Dragonese skills using the activity sheets, too.
Septimus Heap Activity Sheets from Bloomsbury Enter the world of Septimus Heap wizard apprentice through these four exciting activity sheets (sent as a pdf with this Chatterpack) . Try out the Magyk - anagram, wordsearch, draw a dragon and storywriting activity.
Wizards Apprentice You have been selected to become a famous Wizards Apprentice. Tell us all about it...
Name of your wizard What type of magical pet would you like? What will you call it? Draw your apprentice wizards robes What spells do you want to learn? What is your magical mode of transport?
Wizards Apprentice Dragon Draw your Dragon Whats its name? Whats its favourite food? What are its special powers?
Spell Name:_________________ ____________________________ What it does:_________________ ____________________________ _________________________ _____________________
Potion Name:______________ ___________________________ What it does:________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ __________________________ ________________________
Ingredients List: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Magical Spells & Potions
Apprentice Wizards Diary
Date Time I woke up What I ate today The jobs I did for the wizard What magical creatures did I see? What did I learn today? Time I went to bed