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The Book Thief! Spring 1 2020

The Book Thief!

Rationale: The children in 5/6 receive a letter from Hampshire Library Service explaining that due to lack of interest i n reading, all school libraries must lose 25% of their fiction library: a blow to St Marks as the school library as the children of the school love reading. Using their creative skills, the children will show the error of this opinion culminating in a series of new stories (written by 5/6) for the library and a series of author displays. To do this, the children will research and read a variety of children’s author’s books improving higher order reading skills. By comparing styles and genres of author, the children will focus on improving individual writing skills in the following ways: plan quickly and effectively the plot, characters and structure of their own narrative writing, investigate how dialogue is used, form complex sentences, investigate connecting words and phrases for paragraphs. To ensure their books fit into our school library and are appealing, the children will investigate the top ten children’s illustrators and find inspiration to create their own front covers and illustrations

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The children came up with ideas to respond to the library service about the letter..... and wrote their own formal letter back!

The children came up with ideas to respond to the library service about the letter..... and wrote their own formal letter back! 1
The children came up with ideas to respond to the library service about the letter..... and wrote their own formal letter back! 2
The children came up with ideas to respond to the library service about the letter..... and wrote their own formal letter back! 3
The children came up with ideas to respond to the library service about the letter..... and wrote their own formal letter back! 4
The children came up with ideas to respond to the library service about the letter..... and wrote their own formal letter back! 5
The children came up with ideas to respond to the library service about the letter..... and wrote their own formal letter back! 6

One of our ideas was to write books for the library... so we began gathering ideas and vocabulary: we explored mood, atmosphere, imagery and senses.

One of our ideas was to write books for the library... so we began gathering ideas and vocabulary: we explored mood, atmosphere, imagery and senses.  1
One of our ideas was to write books for the library... so we began gathering ideas and vocabulary: we explored mood, atmosphere, imagery and senses.  2
One of our ideas was to write books for the library... so we began gathering ideas and vocabulary: we explored mood, atmosphere, imagery and senses.  3
One of our ideas was to write books for the library... so we began gathering ideas and vocabulary: we explored mood, atmosphere, imagery and senses.  4
One of our ideas was to write books for the library... so we began gathering ideas and vocabulary: we explored mood, atmosphere, imagery and senses.  5
One of our ideas was to write books for the library... so we began gathering ideas and vocabulary: we explored mood, atmosphere, imagery and senses.  6
One of our ideas was to write books for the library... so we began gathering ideas and vocabulary: we explored mood, atmosphere, imagery and senses.  7

We then began to explore how to create sentences which used description, imagery etc. to create atmosphere, mood and tension

We then began to explore how to create sentences which used description, imagery etc. to create atmosphere, mood and tension  1
We then began to explore how to create sentences which used description, imagery etc. to create atmosphere, mood and tension  2
We then began to explore how to create sentences which used description, imagery etc. to create atmosphere, mood and tension  3
We then began to explore how to create sentences which used description, imagery etc. to create atmosphere, mood and tension  4
We then began to explore how to create sentences which used description, imagery etc. to create atmosphere, mood and tension  5
We then began to explore how to create sentences which used description, imagery etc. to create atmosphere, mood and tension  6

After this, we decided to start investigating character - firstly, we looked at how a character's emotions can have an effect on a story for example how they move, hold themselves but also how the reader is feeling about the story.

After this, we decided to start investigating character - firstly, we looked at how a character's emotions can have an effect on a story for example how they move, hold themselves but also how the reader is feeling about the story.  1
After this, we decided to start investigating character - firstly, we looked at how a character's emotions can have an effect on a story for example how they move, hold themselves but also how the reader is feeling about the story.  2
After this, we decided to start investigating character - firstly, we looked at how a character's emotions can have an effect on a story for example how they move, hold themselves but also how the reader is feeling about the story.  3

After lots of planning, acting out, discussing, gathering language and creating story maps... we created our stories. As you can see they took a lot of editing and re-drafting - this is just like professional authors though. Did you know Roald Dahl wrote Chalrie and the Chocolate Factory four times before he was happy with it?

After lots of planning, acting out, discussing, gathering language and creating story maps... we created our stories. As you can see they took a lot of editing and re-drafting - this is just like professional authors though. Did you know Roald Dahl wrote Chalrie and the Chocolate Factory four times before he was happy with it? 1
After lots of planning, acting out, discussing, gathering language and creating story maps... we created our stories. As you can see they took a lot of editing and re-drafting - this is just like professional authors though. Did you know Roald Dahl wrote Chalrie and the Chocolate Factory four times before he was happy with it? 2
After lots of planning, acting out, discussing, gathering language and creating story maps... we created our stories. As you can see they took a lot of editing and re-drafting - this is just like professional authors though. Did you know Roald Dahl wrote Chalrie and the Chocolate Factory four times before he was happy with it? 3
After lots of planning, acting out, discussing, gathering language and creating story maps... we created our stories. As you can see they took a lot of editing and re-drafting - this is just like professional authors though. Did you know Roald Dahl wrote Chalrie and the Chocolate Factory four times before he was happy with it? 4
After lots of planning, acting out, discussing, gathering language and creating story maps... we created our stories. As you can see they took a lot of editing and re-drafting - this is just like professional authors though. Did you know Roald Dahl wrote Chalrie and the Chocolate Factory four times before he was happy with it? 5

Our books ready for our launch and ready to send to the library!

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Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them!

Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 1
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 2
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 3
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 4
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 5
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 6
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 7
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 8
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 9
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 10
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 11
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 12
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 13
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 14
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 15
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 16
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 17
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 18
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 19
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 20
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 21
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 22
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 23
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 24
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 25
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 26
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 27
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 28
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 29
Our amazing home learning : reading packs to inspire other children to read! They included reviews, challenges, author studies, recommendations and so much more. Visit our library to see them! 30
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