I'm starting my PGCE in September this year and currently volunteer once a week in a local primary school. I am currently working with Primary 4 (year 3). Next week is book week and the teacher asked if I would like to read a story to the children that has a cliff hanger in it, then do an activity relating to this afterwards. As I have not had any teacher training the teacher says I am under no pressure etc, but I want to make the lesson fun! I have to start off by reading the story (or part of it at least up to a cliff hanger) and then have an activity afterwards. There are 32 kids in the class and a massive difference in ability so I don't want to make the activity individually writing based. I have an hour in which to get all this done. Was thinking of starting off askign chn what a cliffhanger is just to make sure they understand what we will be doing. Will then read story and get them to identify cliffhanger. As for activity, i'm a bit stuck as I want all the chn to enjoy it, but I don't want the SEN kids to feel lost. Was thinking maybe doing a group based activity, maybe with some drama, but i'm not 100% sure! Also, any ideas of an appropriate book for 8 year olds? Thanks so much.