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Both the illustrations and text offer the kind of warmth and wonder that will surely remain with my daughter long after she's grown. One evening Lila' grandfather told her a story about a man that he'd met once when he was a boy - a man who had told him the secret of rain. You must climb the highest mountain," said the man to Lila's grandfather, " and tell the sky the saddest thing you know. We have included a blank template with questions and things to reflect on, as well as multiple choice. It is not included in promotions available to our main range products, as stated in our terms of service.

Your children can either highlight the adjectives within the sentences or use the word bank to insert the adjectives to complete the sentences. Your class will read through the sentences and highlight words that are homophones or they can choose the homophone that completes the sentences. Your heart will be drawn again and again to follow Lila in her quest to save her village with the secret of rain. The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster was chosen as one of the children's books of the year 2008 by Nicolette Jones of The Sunday Times and was shortlisted for the 2009 Sheffield Children's Book Award.This award-winning picture book tells with spare, elegant prose and poignant illustrations how Lila saves her Kenyan village by telling the sky the saddest thing she knows.

Your class can read through and tick the statements to see if it was used successfully to persuade the sky.

David is the author of a number of picture books including The Most Important Gift of All, illustrated by Karin Littlewood. At Books2Door, we believe that reading is a fundamental skill that every child should have to help improve their vocabulary, grammar, and critical thinking skills. We have taken some of the lovely vocabulary used in The Secret of Rain and created three resources to help your Year 1 | Year 2 class understand the words used in context of the story as well as looking at a few definitions.

This moving story combines a wonderful and touching fable with poetic prose not often found in children's books. David's picture books have been translated into many different languages and appeared regularly on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. He has been awarded The Peter Pan Silver Star by the Swedish wing of the IBBY, a Parents' Choice Gold Award in the US as well as a Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award for Lila and the Secret of Rain. This is a beautiful story about a girl who just wants to help and make things better for everyone by bringing rain to her village. Your class will learn key information regarding evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection, begin to recognise the sequence and understand the importance of the water cycle for life on earth.Your class will underline the letters that should be capital letters and add in the full stops to punctuate the sentences. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

Biography: David Conway was born in Ireland but moved to England as a baby, and has lived there ever since.Lila and the Secret of Rain: the perfect book to teach about different cultures and contrasting localities in KS1 with related worksheets, activities and display materials. The resource and vocabulary are quite challenging so the working with some of Year 1 children in a focus group is recommended. Registered office address: Unit 34 Vulcan House Business Centre, Vulcan Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3EF.

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