Skellig by David Almond

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Reading assessment
Students are given a number of extracts from Skellig with a selection  … read more
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Role-play cards
A set of cards giving four scenarios for pairs of students to  … read more
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Bingo!
Great pre-reading activity to introduce students to the tougher  … read more
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Mina's education: the home schooling debate
Useful 'character cards' to give to students to stage mock debates  … read more
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The discursive essay
Home school versus regular school - a handy writing frame.  … read more
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Speaking and listening task
Argue for or against home education, using suggested phrases.  … read more
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Timeline of events
Put events from the book in the right order.  … read more
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What does the man in the garage look like?
Focus on descriptions in chapters 1 - 10 using given extracts.  … read more
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Mina's diary (chapters 13 - 23)
Write two diary extracts using prompts.  … read more
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Setting the scene (chapter 2)
Focus on use of adjectives and nouns in a given extract to set  … read more
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Review the novel
Use this resource as preparation for writing a review.  … read more
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Analyse the character of Skellig
Follow the pointers for an extended writing task.  … read more
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Descriptions of Skellig
Close reading of language (looking at adjectives, nouns, verbs  … read more
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Themes to explore in the novel
Including page references.  … read more
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Pre-teaching lesson plan and worksheets
Various activities, including a thinking game, reading a selection  … read more
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