“Goblin Groups”, Literacy, Grade 3


Goblin Groups is a 1-page literacy activity for any Grade 2 or 3 student. Anyone can teach with this lesson sheet. It should take half an hour. The child reads the instructions.This encourages independence. Then the child carries them out and that involves ruling up a page in their workbook. The child then writes in the headings.
Some discussion and teaching is timely. Look for teaching moments. The child should be able to read – even by sounding out – the words in the box. Then the child decides if it’s a mammal, bird or fish. Student  writes each in the right column. Lots of links provided.


Goblin Groups

Goblin Groups is a 1-page activity for Grade 3 children in large print. It targets following written instructions in ruling up a page in their workbook and writing in the headings. This is about deciding if each creature is Mammal, Fish or Bird. It includes:

  • reading and carrying out written instructions correctly,
  • reading the words in the box, and
  • writing each word in the right column by classifying.

Anyone can teach using this unit. Help the child to read and follow the instructions, tick off each one, correct and discuss, and award marks. No marks are set but something out of 10 is reasonable. This activity could take half an hour.

Match the Animals to Their Babies helps children learn the names of animals and what we call the baby of each species. Here is the link: