THE BEETLE COLLECTOR’S HANDBOOK LEARNING RESOURCES

Click on image to enlarge article from TEACH Writing and Reading magazine with Classroom Activities

Beetle Boy LEARNING RESOURCES

LESSON PLAN for years 5 & 6 created by the National Literacy Trust for World Book Day resources on the topic of UNLIKELY HEROES.

The CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) have created a TEACHING SEQUENCE for BEETLE BOY. This sequence supports teachers in reading aloud, talking about the book with their children, allowing children to respond to and understand the text in greater depth.

CROSS-CURRICULAR activities inspired by Beetle Boy and created by The Scottish Book Trust. Includes these activities:

  • Design a museum exhibition

  • Build a bug hotel

  • Create beetle inspired jewellery

  • Make a book trailer

ACTIVITY SHEETS

Beetle Boy Wordsearch
Colouring In Mini-Beasts


POEM

Download M. G. Leonard's poem The Billion Bug Road to read in class.

Listen to her read it, and then write your own mini-beast poems.


FREE POSTER

If you would like a free Beetle Boy poster, featuring illustration by Julia Sarda, (see below) for your classroom or library, then please contact sam@mgleonard.com

Only available whilst stock lasts.

Beetle Boy  poster featuring illustration by Julia Sarda.

Beetle Boy poster featuring illustration by Julia Sarda.


Make a Beetle Hotel with M. G. Leonard with this Blue Peter video.

Take one of these quizzes to see how well you know your beetles.

Multiple choice quiz for Blue Peter.

True or False quiz for Blue Peter.


If you turn to the back of Beetle Boy, you'll see that I have been working with the People's Trust For Endangered Species, to help promote the Great Stag Hunt, which records UK sightings of the endangered and beautiful Stag Beetle. They have some great learning resources.

CLICK to learn how to befriend a beetle.