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suggestions for a novel please

Discussion in 'Primary' started by pooped, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. pooped

    pooped New commenter

    This term in literacy we are being given the option of teaching our objectives through a novel. I teach a yr 5 set ranging from 3c -4a. Could anybody suggest a novel that will be an immediate attention grabber and which provides lots of opportunities for different genre writing.
    Thank you in advance x
     
  2. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Kensuke's Kingdom is good if year 6 haven't already nabbed it. There is also a lot of bits and bobs on the net (especially on TES) to help with ideas for teaching.

    The first chapter or two were a little boring for my class last year, but once we got going they loved it. Round of applause from them on the day I finished reading the last page!
     
  3. I would second KK. I can't read it to mine though, as it's a Y6 set text at my school.
    Mine love The Demon Headmaster, The Indian in the Cupboard, Thief, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Mr Gum (I also LOVE Mr Gum!)
     
  4. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Ooo now I'd forgotten that...I read it to a class on supply once. They loved it!
     
  5. My Year 5/6 class last year and this current year loved David Walliam's books. We have just finished Gangsta Granny before the end of term and like a previous post put, it received a round of applause. Although I haven't taught it as part of a English unit, I'm sure it could be. I use my class novel as part of Guided Reading sessions. One of the weekly activities is linked to the text. It's been very easy to plan some good quality activities around it.
    I know some people might think his books are popular because of his celebrity status but personally, I think he is an amazing writer who seems to have a good understanding of today's children. A modern day Roald Dahl!
     
  6. Heard lots of good stuff about David Walliams - including from the kids. Your post has persuaded me to go test him out!
     
  7. reddevil

    reddevil New commenter

    Clockwork by Philip Pullman.
     
  8. rainbowdrop86

    rainbowdrop86 New commenter

    I used holes by louis Sachar, class absolutely loved it. Also used freak the mighty but can't remember the author sorry
     

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