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Developing Reading Skills at Key Stage 3

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

Written to prepare students for GCSE syllabuses, where they are expected to read widely, worksheets encourage initiative and responsibility. Ideal for use in library lessons, a flexible design allows students to select activities relevant to their current reading. (Updated from: Encouraging Independent Reading)

Topics include: Strategies for choosing fiction; Importance of setting in a story; Purpose and types of writing; Reading and narration techniques; Use of dialogue.

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Size: 69 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 438 3
Code: DRS3
Popularity rank: 266

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Contents List

LESSONS

  • 7 YOUR LIBRARY Students produce a guide to the school library.
  • 9 FINDING OUT Students track down information in the school library.
  • 11 CHOOSING A BOOK Strategies for making the best choice of fiction.
  • 13 RECIPE FOR A NOVEL Analysing what makes a 'good' book.
  • 15 BOOKWORM Sharing and presenting reading recommendations.
  • 17 READING RECORD Students design, illustrate and fill out a reading record.
  • 19 SHARING BOOKS Students rehearse and read an episode from a book.
  • 21 THE COVER The impact of book covers. Students create their own.
  • 23 SELLING POINTS Planning an advertising campaign to promote a book.
  • 25 BOOK CORNER Students design a child-friendly book corner.
  • 27 SURVEY A questionnaire on the reading habits of students.
  • 29 THIS IS YOUR LIFE Students demonstrate their knowledge of a character.
  • 31 WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? Students empathise with characters' problems.
  • 33 WISH YOU WERE HERE Students consider the importance of setting in a story.
  • 35 FOLLOWING THE THREAD Developing insight, in deciding 'what happens next?'
  • 37 GENRES Students look at what to expect from different genres.
  • 39 STYLE AND AUDIENCE Identifying the purpose and type of writing.
  • 41 LOOK WHO'S TALKING Understanding the use of dialogue.
  • 43 THE NARRATOR The different types of narrator used in storytelling.
  • 45 PAGE TO SCREEN Taking the plot of a book, to present it as a TV series.
  • 47 DEAR AUTHOR... Students write a personal response to a novel.
  • 49 PAGE DESIGN Analysing the design techniques of non-fiction books.
  • 51 SKIMMING AND SCANNING Students practise reading techniques.
  • 53 CRYSTAL CLEAR? Reading closely - and writing clearly.
  • 55 FACT AND OPINION Students analyse pieces of writing critically.
  • 57 CAREERS TALK Students research and produce an illustrated talk.
  • 59 RESEARCH Students use research skills to produce a written report.
  • 61 BIOGRAPHY Students consider the subjects of biographies.
  • 63 GAP IN THE MARKET What boys and girls want from a teenage magazine.
  • 65 ACTION Writing and speaking skills, to launch a campaign.
  • 66 APPENDIX The Framework for Teaching English.