Popcorn: Families Resources
Families is a series of four books in the Popcorn range that introduces children to different kinds of families, including those with step-parents and siblings, adoptive parents, single parents, children brought up by grandparents, etc. The books explore family dynamics as well as discussing relationships. Curriculum links include SEAL themes of: Getting on and Falling out; Good to be me. The books can also be used in literacy as they feature many examples of report text, such as contents, non-chronological text, captions, index, glossary, and more.
The downloadable resources that support this series comprise teacher’s notes and a photocopiable worksheet for each title. These enable you to ensure that children have understood key concepts or ideas. Use the worksheets in a guided reading session, for individual projects, topic-based group work or for homework:
My Brother and Sister worksheet: Good and bad points about having siblings.
My Mum worksheet: What mums/step-mums do for you.
My Dad worksheet: Writing and drawing about things we do with/for Dad.
My Grandparents worksheet: Can you draw your family tree?