In our Reading Gladiator’s group we have read several books, all of which have been written about WW1 or set in WWII. Our first book was called The children of the King. This was centred around evacuees. Some great inference and predictions were discussed throughout this book.
Pax was our next book. This was a story about a boy and his pet fox, who were separated again during the war. This book challenged our emotions and we learnt a lot about foxes, the way they live and their characteristics.
“In the line of fire” followed and this was a picture book illustrated by a Frenchman who discovered an unknown soldiers diary from the Great war. We researched the Great war and shared our findings in the group. The illustrations were carefully drawn to represent the words written by the soldier.
I challenged you to create your own double page spread to represent a section of the diary. I was really impressed. We have used and developed many skills such as inference, retrieval, prediction, vocabulary and identifying themes. You have all made great contributions.
Well done to all of you. Your knowledge and vocabulary has really improved and we have had some great discussions.
Which book have you enjoyed most and why?
How have you gained from our group sessions?