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Can anyone please suggest a year 5/6 book to teach through English?

Discussion in 'Teaching & Learning' started by kirstylaurawilliamson, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. kirstylaurawilliamson

    kirstylaurawilliamson New commenter

    I am looking to find a class text which can help to inform the planning of English. I am looking for something that has depth to it which will allow me to cover a range of genres and be inspiring to the children. Any suggestions welcomed. Thank you in advance!
  2. carriecat10

    carriecat10 Established commenter Community helper

  3. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    It sometimes helps to link it to your topic.
  4. handee2

    handee2 New commenter

    I agree with last commentator- link with topic, However, Holes by Louis Sachar always goes down well and I have done Once by Morris Gleitzmann to link with WW2 topic. I think the trick is to enjoy the book too.
  5. sooooexcited

    sooooexcited Established commenter

    The Giver by Lois Lowry blows my mind every time.
    ACOYEAR8 likes this.
  6. georgiatestpreparation

    georgiatestpreparation New commenter

  7. Catsoup

    Catsoup New commenter

    I can thouroughly recommend Shackleton's Journey picture book for older readers. There is some planning for this on CLPE website too.

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    Boy in striped pyjamas.
    sunshineneeded likes this.
  9. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Definitely link to class theme or topic. Can recommend The Breadwinner - inspired some great writing.
  10. numbersense

    numbersense New commenter

    Agree to link to topic. Rather than using a scheme, it's best to identify gaps and plan for pupil needs. Using great texts helps to inspire pupils but the teaching should reflect their needs.
    sunshineneeded likes this.
  11. Felhatius

    Felhatius New commenter

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