Reading Fiction

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Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Aquilla Diamond

Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Aquilla Diamond

A short play that is a parody of a Sherlock Holmes story.
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Sword Quest / Sword Bird Reading Guide

Sword Quest / Sword Bird Reading Guide

Information about the books 'Sword Quest' and 'Sword Bird' by Nancy Yi Fan, with reading group questions and extension activities.
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The Butterfly Heart Resources

An amazing collection of resources, linked to The Butterfly Heart.
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The Magic Train Ride

The Magic Train Ride

Free Thinking Hat questions and resources linked to The Magic Train Ride.
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Top 10 Books

Our Teaching Ideas Library shares lots of free teaching ideas and resources linked to popular children's books.
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Lazy Ozzie character map and settings

Lazy Ozzie character map and settings

A handy character map and settings sheet based on the story of Lazy Ozzie. Originally created for use with Year 1/2 children.
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Using Voicethread to develop empathy skills

Using Voicethread to develop empathy skills

How to use the online service Voicethread to develop pupils' empathy for characters.
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Critical Literacy

A complete set of resources to encourage children to think critically about literacy.
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World of Books

Find the location of events in different children's books using this wonderful Google map.
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Library Ideas and Resources

The lesson ideas below could be used with any book at a library.
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Fiction Books Banners

Fiction Books Banners

Our 'Fiction Books' banner could be used on a classroom wall or in a library. A great way of drawing attention to the wonderful fiction books that your children can read.
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Little Wolf Activities

Lots of activities based on the book, Little Wolf's Book of Badness.
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Can you guess the characters?

Can you guess the characters?

A Powerpoint presentation which gives children clues about particular story characters. Can they use the clues to guess the characters?
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Maps from Stories

An interesting way of thinking about how people respond to stories in different ways.
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Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late

The resource below include a weekly plan linked to the book Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late.