Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Chicken Clicking

Chicken Clicking

by Mark Warner
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One night Chick hops onto the farmer’s house and has a browse on his computer – CLICK – soon she’s shopping online for the whole farm! But when she arranges to meet up with a friend she’s made online, she discovers all is not as it seems…​

Teaching Ideas and Resources:

English

  • The title of this book uses alliteration. Can you think of other story titles that use alliteration? Could you make up some of your own?
  • Could you make up your own story that teaches others how to stay safe online?
  • Retell the story from Chick’s point of view.
  • Think of some speech/thought bubbles to accompany the illustrations.
  • Make a list of all of the rhyming words in the story.
  • Write a review of this book that could appear on a bookshelf in a shop or in an online store. What did you like/dislike about it?
  • Write a few extra pages for the end of the story. What happens to the chick next? Could she escape from the fox?

Maths

  • Estimate the prices of the items that the chick bought online. How much did she spend altogether?​

Computing

  • What online safety messages does Chick learn? What mistakes did she make?
  • Create a safe online profile for Chick that doesn’t give away her personal information.
  • Create the profile that the fox used to trick the chick.
  • Think of some strong passwords that the farmer could have used to stop the Chick using the computer without permission.
  • Make a poster, podcast, Powerpoint presentation or video report to teach others about how to stay safe online.
  • Could you use design an eSafety board game?
  • Try some of our other teaching ideas for Safer Internet Day.
  • Download our pack of Internet Safety resources.

Art

  • Summarise the story in the form of a comic strip/storyboard.

Music

  • Sing this song based on the story:​

Geography

  • Create a story map that shows the places shown in the story. Add labels to show what happens in each place.​

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