One of the classics Millie mentions in her story.
This story is referred to by Bertie's parents as they try to keep him safe on their farm in the South African veldt.
Zoos, water parks, and circuses are places that people like to visit because they provide entertainment and a chance to see various animals up close. However, there are groups that are against establi
In contrast to the glitter associated with circuses, performing animals' lives are pretty miserable. This site encourages taking action - for your animal rights activists!
The Rare and Exotic Animals " White Lions"-[HD]National Geographic[Full Documentary] The Rare and Exotic Animals - National Geographic Documentary. The white...
The white lion is a rare color mutation of the Timbavati area. White lions are the same as the tawny African Lion (Panthera leo krugeri) found in some wildli...
Veld, also spelled veldt, is a type of wide open rural landscape in Southern Africa.Particularly, it is a flat area covered in grass or low scrub, especially...
Exploring Nature Science Education Resource - Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for Students and Teachers K-12
I show you one way to build a simple box kite. This one is intended to lift things for drop testing, so it's rather large. It's made from dowel rods, trash b...
The cutting of huge figures or geoglyphs into the turf of English hillsides has been going on for more than 3000 years. There are 56 hill figures scattered around England, with the vast majority on th
By becoming a member of Butterfly Conservation today you can do something important not just for Britain's butterflies and moths but for the planet as whole. Info about the butterfly featured in the story - interestingly enough, its habitat is the chalk lands of the downs in the UK.
The Base Hospital was part of the casualty evacuation chain, further back from the front line than the Casualty Clearing Stations.
Millie went to France as a nurse to see if she could find Bertie. This PDF details the history of WW1 nurses.
Kids learn about the trench warfare of World War I. A way of fighting along the western front where long defensive trenches were dug for hundreds of miles as protection for the soldiers.
The Victoria Cross (VC) was awarded 628 times to 627 recipients for action in the First World War (1914–1918). The Victoria Cross is a military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy"
Semolina is made from one of the world’s most sought-after types of wheat – durum wheat – which is carefully milled to produce golden grains of semolina. The narrrator (Morpurgo) hates the semolina pudding served at boarding school. The grain is available in the supermarket, so could be made for children to try.
A retell created by children using Comic Life.
The butterfly lion story comes alive. Here we have used Legos for the characters and clay for the props used. This is a short part of the story done by a group of school children. An idea for your lego movie makers - check out the movie making apps on iPads (in the library).
Another example of a child-created book trailer.
THE BUTTERFLY LION book trailer.
From the book of The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. A book trailer of the book. It would be a great activity for children to create a book trailer using ICT. These could easily be played in the school library or presented on the school website.
http://www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/event/the-butterfly-lion/ Following the incredible stage and screen success of War Horse, the novels of Michael Morpurgo have...
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“All my life I’ll think of you, I promise I will. I won’t ever forget you.” Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are insepar...
This page has links to MM's site and also one for the illustrator. A good window anyway as you can search other authors and texts.
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Designed to help Year 3 independent readers with The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. Includes French and Afrikaans from the book. You have to sign in to TES but the resource is free.
WOW! This is amazing. It has background text about boarding school, trench warfare, chalk horses, white lions etc that appear in the text. There is an activity sheet that promotes effective engagement with the information.
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Enhance your learning of Quiz & Worksheet - The Butterfly Lion | Study.com with a printable worksheet or an interactive quiz. These practice questions will help you study before, during and after you
CfE- 1st or 2nd Level The questions are the same on both comprehension sheets but one allows pupils to write their answers onto the sheet and the other is for more able pupils to answer in their workbook/Google Doc. You need to sign in to TES to access this, but it is a free resource.
A set of reading response activities perfect for use as part of guided reading sessions or for independent work. Includes a range of retrieval and inference questions plus some short writing tasks. You will need to sign in to download a PDF or Word Doc.
The smell of scones wafted through the kitchen. I ate three before I even touched my tea. They were sweet and crumbly, and succulent with melting butter. A great activity is to prepare and eat food from a novel - it really allows children to engage with a character's experience.
A one page excerpt from a text that has info about The Butterfly Lion and about the author.
A set of guided reading activities for KS2 pupils. Activities follow on from sections of the story and will provide opportunities for pupils to show their understanding and engagement in the text....
Opening extract from The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo (available from, and with kind permission of, Love Reading 4 Kids) - Differentiated comprehension questions to match the text provided - LA/
This includes chapter summaries and information about the classic novels referred to in the book, as well as activities such as, re-write the ending, write a diary entry, character analysis. Has pre-reading analysis questions, links to further information, and chapter by chapter activities. Also has printable chapter comprehension sheets.
MM reading an excerpt from the book.
The White Lion Trust, a carefully-phased scientific reintroduction program to save the white lion species, 3 prides of White Lions have been reintroduced to
The Born Free Foundation is an international wildlife charity working throughout the world to stop individual wild animal suffering and protect threatened species in the wild.
Use Michael Morpurgo’s book The Butterfly Lion as the starting point for learning in your classroom with our free teaching ideas and activities. Includes downloads at the bottom of the page - one of which is a complete teaching unit on authors and narratives.
Official Site. Fun and Safe Search for Kids, by Kids. Google Custom Search. Perfect for non-fiction research for children in the classroom - instead of the murky puddle that is Google Search.
EPIC is a venture between New Zealand libraries and the Ministry of Education, giving schools free access to a worldwide range of electronic resources.
Ever wondered what it takes to be a part of Cirque du Soleil? Getting to be a one of a kind performer is no small feat. For four months, 16x9 followed Cirque...
The Sky High Trio perform aerial silks at CIRCUS ALLSORTS Featuring Cat Gilchrist, Kate Thompson & Yulia Borodin www.circotica.com One of the activities asks students to imagine and describe their own circus act.
The Victoria Cross is the highest award for gallantry that a British and Commonwealth serviceman can achieve. Beware the sponsored links at the bottom of the page if you are sharing this to children!
This, and activities/resources for MM books can be found on MM's author site. This may be particularly useful if you make use of the school library and used other MM books to differentiate for learners and/or focus further on the author. Please do NOT use Running Wild as this is a Yr 6 text and should be left for your students to study at that level.
This page holds an opportunity for children to write and submit a book review of The Butterfly Lion.
Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best loved story makers, best known for children's books including War Horse, Kensuke's Kingdom and Private Peaceful.