A Different Story

Literacy to open up the world at Key Stage 2

KS2: ages 7-11Book

An excellent handbook which looks at imaginative ways of using stories to empathise with a range of characters. Many of the texts are set in the South and explore issues such as conflict, poverty, racism and the environment.

The activities are presented in four sections. ‘Introducing the text’, suggests ways of scene-setting, exploring the characters, making predictions and identifying dilemmas and choices. ‘Looking at a passage’, suggests ways of writing in the style of the author, exploring text from a range of perspectives and using text as a stimulus for descriptive writing. ‘Looking at a chapter…’ uses drawings, poetry, diaries and news to illuminate the text. ‘Looking at a whole book’ suggests ways of reflecting on the text and exploring the issues raised.

Twenty-two texts are used and recommended in the handbook.


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