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help with ks3 literacy

Discussion in 'English' started by staceymoody, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Hi, I do a small yr8 literacy group focusing on improving spelling/reading and we have been doing The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo as I could build in loads of comprehension and skills based work.

    Does anyone have ideas of another book I could do next that has lots of scoop for written work as well as we are nearly finished this one and the kids loved it.

    I was thinking The Boy in the Striped PJ's, but would welcome any suggestions?

     
  2. Hi, I do a small yr8 literacy group focusing on improving spelling/reading and we have been doing The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo as I could build in loads of comprehension and skills based work.

    Does anyone have ideas of another book I could do next that has lots of scoop for written work as well as we are nearly finished this one and the kids loved it.

    I was thinking The Boy in the Striped PJ's, but would welcome any suggestions?

     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Several possibilities with Anne Fine ' Flour Babies','Madame Doubtfire' are good but there's quite a few aimed at older readers.
    Roald Dahl's 'Boy' is good as a piece of autobiographical writing.
    I also like 'The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tyler' for lower ability students -make sure the children don't read on ahead & spoil the surprise at the end! This is done both as a text & a play.
    There's really almost too much out there.
     

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