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Novel dealing with World War II - suggestions, please!

Discussion in 'English' started by figra, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. I'm looking at texts for a group of pupils with complex learning difficulties, aged 12-14. I'd like to tackle something to do with WWII as they'll be studying that topic in History. I'd rather not go for Carrie's War again - a great book, but I feel I've done it to death! - and as I have some money left in my budget (and 7 days left to spend it before it's clawed back) I'd like to try something new.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    Goodnight Mr Tom - Michelle Magorian, Blitz Cat, The Machine Gunners and other titles by Robert Westall.
     
  3. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    Should have included Blitzed by Robert Swindells too.

    BTW are you registered with Teachit? Resources on there for some of the books I've mentioned.
     
  4. Brilliant! I've used Goodnight Mr Tom before, and loved it, but with a very different ability group. I'll go and look at it again. I've never used the others though. Am about to check Teachit out too (I'm not registered). Thanks Marlin!
     
  5. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    You're welcome! [​IMG]

     
  6. Tamar - Mal Peet
    The Silver Sword - Ian Seraillier
    Postcards from Noman's Land - Aidan Chambers

     
  7. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    There's also Anne Frank's diary of course!
     
  8. Boy in the striped pyjamas- John Boyne
    Quite a good book for weaker readers.
     
  9. millicent_bystander

    millicent_bystander New commenter

    Friend or Foe works quite well with our lower ability sets.
     
  10. TESEnglish

    TESEnglish Occasional commenter

  11. sweetie1

    sweetie1 New commenter

    War Boy - Michael Foreman. An account of his own childhood during the war.
     
  12. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    We used 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman with ours in Y7.
    Happy to send my planning notes if you PM me
     

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