Aims and objectives
This resource contains a number of literacy as well as geography-based activities.
The literacy aims are to familiarise pupils with book structures (ordering of
index, glossary and contents pages), punctuation, captions and capitalisation.
The main text and images in the book support the geography curriculum through
knowledge and understanding of places and localities (in a country that is less
Pupils should be familiar with basic book structure (contents pages, main body
of the text, glossary and index) and simple grammatical/punctuation rules although
the resource and accompanying activities could support pupil development for
those with little or no previous knowledge.
In the classroom
The text has been made as big as possible to allow the book to
be used as a shared reading activity between two or three pupils
at a terminal or, preferably, with an interactive whiteboard to
involve the whole class. The photographs that are used to illustrate
the book may appear to be quite small, however, if you click on
the image a full-sized version will appear. Clicking on the large
image will return you to the page. This should enable the children
to observe detail in the photographs and lead to interesting discussion.
To navigate through the book forwards, backwards or from page
to page click on the bottom right or left corner of the page. Alternatively,
going to either the contents, index, or glossary pages provides
direct links to the different sections. Some of the less common
words are linked to a glossary where the children can read further
information about that word. Clicking on the word in the glossary
takes you back to originating page. The text on the index page
at the end of the book is linked to all the relevant pages of the
At the end of the book, the activities section will open. All
the activities are interactive in that they are completed by clicking
the mouse to solve the questions whilst 'online'. Electronic feedback
on progress is instant. The literacy activities at the end of the
book are as follows:
Indexing - A selection of words are presented
which need to be placed in alphabetical order into an index. The
activity has several levels of difficulty allowing for differentiation.
Capitalisation - A selection of pages are presented
in lower case lettering. The object is to identify which words
should be capitalised and then by clicking on the letters re-punctuate
Question Marks - A selection of pages are presented
with full stops instead of question marks. The object is to identify
which sentences are questions and then by clicking on the full
stops re-punctuate the text.
Captions - A variety of images taken from the book
are presented with alternative captions from which to choose the
|Support materials description:
|The following worksheets contains high quality A4 images
taken from the resource and are suitable for printing onto
card ready for laminating. These laminates can then be used
in either literacy of geography lessons to stimulate group
or whole class discussion or a variety of writing activities.
They can also be used to support classroom displays.
|Local people selling pottery by the side of the main river in Sylhet.
|Local children outside a makeshift house.
|A colourful rickshaw in the main streets of Sylhet.
|A farmer sows rice in a paddy field.
|The start of the monsoon in Bangladesh and the first of the floods arrive.
|Children heard ducks along the main road to Sylhet.
|A fishing boat on the floodplain.
English – KS2:
En1 3a, b
En2 3c, d, e; 5e, f; 9b
This activity has been designed to cover the National Literacy
Geography – KS2:
2d, f; 3b, f, g; 6b, c