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Discussion in 'Primary' started by Danielle1988, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Hi there, a year 5/6/ teacher here looking at an author to study whilst comparing two of his/her texts.
    Anyone had any success with this unit??? Ideas greatly appreciated :) I had a thought of Michael Morpurgo but not sure whether that is a transition text :s
     
  2. Hi there, a year 5/6/ teacher here looking at an author to study whilst comparing two of his/her texts.
    Anyone had any success with this unit??? Ideas greatly appreciated :) I had a thought of Michael Morpurgo but not sure whether that is a transition text :s
     
  3. I have to teach the same unit after Christmas. Here were some initial ideas I thought of or stumbled across online.

    Roald Dahl (enormous croc, twits etc)-possibly been done to death and children may be overly familiar with texts. However, there are very obvious themes. Do you want to stick with what you know?

    Louis Sachar-Holes, There's a Boy in the Girls Toilet and Dogs cannot tell jokes. If you read synopsis for each I think these would get the boys on side and provide many themes to discuss but quite lengthy texts.

    Michael Foreman-War Boy, War Game would fit brilliantly with WW2 topic.

    Anne Fine-The Diary Of A Killer Cat, Bills New Frock, How To Write Really Badly, The Worst Child I Ever Had, Eating Things On Sticks ( Some of these are recent releases and I think would appeal to most children as there is alot of humour).

    Michael Morpurgo- Why The Whales Came, The Butterfly Lion, Cool, The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips, The Wreck Of The Zanzibar.

    Anthony Browne-very basic texts and possibly too young. Great for LA but would not extend HA.

    Hope that was of some help.
    Merry Christmas
    Sarah
     

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