Across The Colours, Literacy, Grade 5 – 9


Across The Colours is a 1-page reference sheet for upper primary and secondary school students. It helps them identify colours better and use this list to define colours for different purposes. It will make their creative writing more colourful as well.

Parents, other adults and teachers can use this list. It is convenient and pitched at a suitable level for students in classes, small groups, or individuals in one to one teaching.

Reasonable duplication is allowed under this Copyright for teaching purposes in a group of any size.


Across The Colours

Across The Colours is a 1-page list for use in Middle School years to help students with creative writing and other tasks.  Children in Years 5 and 6 in Primary School can use this, as well as students in Years 7, 8 and 9. The list is suitable for school students.

What Is In Across The Colours

In three columns:

  • the colours listed range from the reds through to the oranges and yellows,
  • then browns, creams and greys,
  • followed by blues and purples.

Who Uses Across The Colours

Parents or any adult teaching young people can download and print out. It is a handy list to keep in a folder. The purpose is to help students define colours.

Another Product

This is a 3-page collection of words connected with travel on one page, thinking on another page, and speech on the third page. Students find other forms of the each word and write in columns. Here is the link:

Helpful Hints

This is a Page to help parents and other non-teachers with tutoring a student, or teaching a small group. This is the link: