Daisy has the hiccups

Daisy has the Hiccups contains two stories and a poem. Daisy is the main character of both stories. She is the little sister in the family, about 5-6 years old. So If you have older pre-schoolers or lower primary class, they can put themselves in her shoes. It is a good base to start a conversation about the stories, what happens, why, how would children react if they are in the same situation.
The book also gives you the chance to practice certain grammar structures such as Present Simple Tense, Can, Imperatives, Some with uncountable nouns or Past Simple Tense.

The first story is when Daisy has the hiccups

Before reading:

  1. Check the meanings spelling and pronounciation of sight words: ready, cupboard, hiccups, help, shut, count,hold, drink, clap, hop, monster, scared
  2. Look at the pictures in the book and have a conversation about the title, characters and setting.
  3. Ask children what they expect to happen in the story.

After reading:

Comprehension check. If you have younger students write out alternative answers and let them choose the correct ones (Daisy has the hiccups Comprehension Worksheet 1.). If you have a bit older pupils, you can give them the book and ask to find the right answers there (Daisy has the hiccups Comprehension Worksheet 2.)

Daisy's giant sandwich 

In the second story Daisy makes a sandwich for the family. Let's find out whether she makes a delicious one.

Before reading:

  1. Check the meanings spelling and pronounciation of sight words:make, sandwich, bread, put, lettuce, onion, cheese, tomato, ketchup, salt, sugar, oil, jam
  2. Look at the pictures in the book and have a conversation about the title, characters and setting.
  3. Ask children what they would like to put in their sandwiches.
  4. Discuss what they expect to happen in this story.

After reading:

Comprehension check. If you have younger students write out alternative answers and let them choose the correct ones (Daisy's giant sandwich Comprehension Worksheet 1.). If you have a older pupils who are capable of writing their own sentences, you can find another worksheet for them (Daisy's giant sandwich Comprehension Worksheet 2.)

Between the two stories we can find a poem, I am a monster, in the book. When children read the poem, it gives you the opportunity to revise the parts of the body, colours, furniture and prepositions. You can also be creative with kids and ask them to draw their own monsters then tell the others about it. With this little activity they can practice I am... and I have... grammar structures. Finally, make them complete (I am a monster worksheet) with the rhyming words.

Last modified on Tuesday, 06 June 2017 10:44
Lili Thomson

Lili Thomson

Teaching since the beginning of time. Passionate gamer, traveller and collector of awesome shoes and matching bags. There are many ways to accomplish what I would like to have it done.

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