“The Bad Guys”, by Aaron Blabey, is one of my students’ favourite books. It’s a ridiculous tale about how it’s never too late to do the right thing. The book’s popularity owes much to its hilarious pictures and deceptively simple language, including a range of specific verbs and figurative language.
In this 67-page no-prep oral language companion to “The Bad Guys”, we have adopted some of the language used in the book to create a verbal reasoning workout that’s fun, thought-provoking, and challenging.
Contents included in this pack:
- Page 5: Verbal Reasoning – Why Can’t…?
- Page 6-12: Verbal Reasoning – “how” questions
- Page 13-26: Blank’s language level 4: Which one wouldn’t you use?
- Page 27-33: Sentences with auxiliary verbs “has” and “does”
- Page 34-37: Following directions (complex: before and after)
- Page 38-44: What would happen if…?
- Page 45-49: Passive sentence practice
- Page 50-56: Verbal reasoning: Why did it happen?
- Page 57-62: Compound and complex sentence completion – writing exercise – but, so, because…
- Page 63-66: Why is X made of Y?
Suitable for younger school-age students, as well as children learning English as an additional language, and older children with developmental language or other learning challenges, we hope you find this verbal reasoning companion to the “The Bad Guys: Episode 1″ to be a useful complement to the story.
If you work with young students, grab a copy of the whole “Bad Guys” series. Pick up a copy, new or second-hand, from a local bookstore, or from an online bookseller.
If, for any reason, you can’t get hold of the book, you can access a pretty funny animated retelling here.