Activity Sheets


ActivitySheets.gif We offer a range of free activity sheets for use in the junior and middle school. The authors themselves have designed and written many of these puzzle pages and have contributed some suggestions for art and crafts activities. We also include some language development sheets from teachers who have used our novels with their pupils.

This section of our website will be added to from month to month, offering fresh resource material on an ongoing basis. Look here for good ideas and useful worksheets, organised on an age-related basis.

Included here are comprehensive teaching ideas for books for all reading ages, all available to download. They were originally produced as part of the O'Brien Reading Programme.

To view and print these resources, you will need a PDF file reader, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from Adobe.

 


Please select the age level that you are interested in to get a list of available activity sheets and teaching ideas.

black_flag.pngBlack Flag: Picture books and storytelling to read aloud

bridges.pngBridges: Multi-cultural books for a diverse world

purple_flag.pngPurple Flag; For readers aged 5+ (includes Pandas)

yellow_flag.pngYellow Flag: For readers aged 6+ (includes Flyers)

red_flag.pngRed Flag: For readers aged 8+

blue_flag.pngBlue Flag: For readers aged 10+

Flag-Obrien-BlackGeneral Books: Books not written specifically for children, but with real value in the classroom

  • Alice Again

    Alice Again

    Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox

    Alice and Megan are back!
    While enjoying spring mid-term together they plot to get rid of Alice's Mum's new boyfriend.
    More fun in the sequel to Alice Next Door.

    pdf-logoDownload Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Activity based on Alice Again

    pdf-logoDownload The Life Coach: activity based on Alice Again

    pdf-logoDownload The Ten Commandments: activity based on Alice Again

  • Don't Ask Alice

    Don't Ask Alice

    Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox, Cover design or artwork by Nicola Colton

    Alice and Megan are back, and that can only mean one thing: trouble!
    Alice decides to try and get her parents back together, but things don't go according to plan...

    The third book in Judi Curtin's bestselling series.

    pdf-logoDownload The Outfit: activity based on Don't Ask Alice

  • Eva's Holiday

    Eva's Holiday

    By Judi Curtin

    Eva Gordon likes fashion, fun and hanging out with friends, so she can't believe she is stuck all summer with Kate, who doesn't care about being cool. But when the girls have to pull together to solve a problem, Eva finds out that there's more to life than having the right hair or clothes and sometimes 'weird' girls can make the best friends.

    pdf-logoDownload Conversation Collage: an activity based on the book Eva's Holiday. By Peter Heaney.

    pdf-logoDownload In The News: an activity based on the book Eva's Holiday. By Peter Heaney.

    pdf-logoDownload My Favourite Place: an activity based on the book Eva's Holiday. By Peter Heaney.

    pdf-logoDownload My Travel Diary: an activity based on the book Eva's Holiday. By Peter Heaney.

    pdf-logoDownload Police Report: an activity based on the book Eva's Holiday. By Peter Heaney.

    pdf-logoDownload The Tree Ring: an activity based on the book Eva's Holiday. By Peter Heaney.

    pdf-logoDownload What Can You Say? An activity based on the book Eva's Holiday. By Peter Heaney.

  • Hannah in the Spotlight

    Hannah in the Spotlight

    Star Club Book 1
    By Natasha Mac a'Bháird

    The summer holidays are here, and Hannah is wishing she could have gone to drama camp. Then she meets Meg, who has just moved in next door, and together with her friends Ruby and Laura they decide to form Star Club – a drama club of their own.

    pdf-logoDownload Your Dream Bedroom

  • Starring Meg

    Starring Meg

    Star Club Book 2
    By Natasha Mac a'Bháird

    Summer may be over but the Star Club is definitely not and now it's time to plan their next show! Meg has to get used to a new town and new school. Luckily her Star Club friends are there to support her. But will other people accept Meg for who she really is? 

    pdf-logoDownload Modern Fairy Tale

    pdf-logoDownload Moving House

  • The Secret of Kells

    The Secret of Kells

    Written by Eithne Massey, Illustrated by Cartoon Saloon

    See the movie that has wowed audiences around the world for yourself: Irish history and mythology reimagined for a new audience, and animated to the very highest standards.

    pdf-logoDownload Education worksheets for primary schools from www.thesecretofkells.com

    pdf-logoDownload Education worksheets for secondary schools from www.thesecretofkells.com

  • Feile Fever

    Feile Fever

    By Joe O'Brien

    Danny Wilde and his teammates are finding the Under-14s Division tough going. Could Todd, the new Australian kid, help them become winners?

    pdf-logoDownload Croke Park: four activities based on the class outing to Croke Park

    pdf-logoDownload Jimmy Says ... Creative writing activity

    pdf-logoDownload Did You Need to Know? Creative writing activity about dishonesty

    pdf-logoDownload The Sports Page. Creative writing activity

    pdf-logoDownload The Three Texts: creative writing activity


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