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Listen to the following story, answer the questions and do some of the extra activities.

The Troll by Julia Donaldson -


  • Write a story that explains where the troll came from.
  • Write about an adventure that the pirates might have had before or after the events of the story.
  • Can you find any synonyms for walking in the story?
  • Create a recipe to go in the troll's cookery book.
  • Find as many different types of punctuation as you can in the story. Can you explain why the author has chosen to use them in those places.
  • Can you find any examples of connectives in the story?
  • Make a list of persuasive arguments to discourage the pirates from making the troll walk the plank.
  • Plan a healthy meal for the troll, to give him a 'nice change from fish'