Roald Dhal Literacy Examples

Here we share a collection of practice ideas and examples from our own work and our practitioner community that use Roald Dhal novels as a stimulus for Emotion Works and Literacy lessons.If you have more to add, please get in touch with us at practice@emotionworks.org.uk

Creating a Class Cog Book

As well as an individual workbook, such as 1-cog-at-a-time, collaborative working on a page per cog in a class book can help to reinforce learning about each cog concept Develop an Emotion Works Cog Book Here are some example pages from an Emotion Works book where information was summarised on each page by a P7 […]

Feeling Better TV series – Mini Topic Lower Primary

The selected stimulus for this mini-topic is the BBC Teach Series ‘Feeling Better’ which can be accessed via the following link:Open the BBC website page in a new window Lower Primary Teaching Plan This plan makes use of 4 episodes from the series (Happy, Sad, Angry & Worried) to develop emotional vocabulary and consolidate prior learning […]

Emotion Category: Angry, Annoyed & Frustrated – stimulus and activity ideas for cog model conversations

Block 3 of the Literacy Programme for P1-7 classes is a nice opportunity to consolidate learning about the emotion cogs and model you’ve introduced by looking at different categories of emotions at a time. Here’s a reminder of the number of cogs and level of model you will be using at each stage.   P1 & […]

Bonfire & Fireworks Night resources for 5, 6 and 7-part Model work

Here’s a selection of firework and bonfire themed activities for different stages, including an art, craft and writing task, and also a song lyric practice example shared by Lynsey McDonald & P6 pupils from Pathhead Primary School in Fife. Download the 10 page/slide resource here Song Lyric ‘Coggle Comprehension’ for Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ song.

The Angry Song by Fischy Music

In this practice example we make use of the symbol movie for ‘The Angry Song’ by Fischy Music and Sticky Kids as a literacy stimulus for exploring the emotion of anger with children in the Nursery & Lower Primary stage. Play Video To use with a nursery group Watch the video and identify EW foundation words […]

Emotion Category: Frightened, Scared, Worried – stimulus and activity ideas for cog model conversations

Block 3 of the Literacy Programme for P1-7 classes is a nice opportunity to consolidate learning about the emotion cogs and model you’ve introduced by looking at different categories of emotions at a time. Here’s a reminder of the number of cogs and level of model you will be using at each stage.   P1 & […]

Parkhill Primary School Display

Here’s a great idea for a whole school Emotion Works display with each class contributing their own class work within a large cog shaped piece of paper. Well done to the staff and pupils at Parkhill Primary School in Fife, and many thanks to HT Susan Harper for sharing the photos and this account about […]

Emotion Category: Sad, Upset, Disappointed – stimulus and activity ideas for cog model conversations

Block 3 of the Literacy Programme for P1-7 classes is a nice opportunity to consolidate learning about the emotion cogs and model you’ve introduced by looking at different categories of emotions at a time. Here’s a reminder of the number of cogs and level of model you will be using at each stage.   P1 & […]

Emotion Category: Happy, Joyful, Excited – stimulus and activity ideas for cog model conversations

Block 3 of the Literacy Programme for P1-7 classes is a nice opportunity to consolidate learning about the emotion cogs and model you’ve introduced by looking at different categories of emotions at a time. Here’s a reminder of the number of cogs and level of model you will be using at each stage.   P1 & […]