Reading Fiction

Browse this section of Teaching Ideas for classroom ideas and resources to support your teaching of reading fiction. 

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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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We all Went On Safari

A weekly plan with activities and accompanying resources, linked to the book We All Went On Safari.
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Rare Beasts

Rare Beasts

A full lesson plan, with lots of ideas (across many curriculum areas), related to the Edgar and Ellen stories.
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The Leopard in the Golden Cage

The Leopard in the Golden Cage

Resources and activities linked to the book 'The Leopard in the Golden Cage'.
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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.
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Roald Dahl Day

Organise a Roald Dahl Day with lots of fantastic activities.
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Grim Gruesome Ideas

A collection of lesson and activity ideas, based upon the Grim Gruesome series
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The Magic Glasses

A story about an unhappy prince and princess who are tired of constant complaining by those around them.
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Guess the Character Traits

Guess the Character Traits

A hands on activity which reinforces inferring skill. It is fully differentiated and can be used with literacy centres, guided reading or small group work.
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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.