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Published: 05/05/2020
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Living in lockdown KS3 reading workbook

A series of six reading activities featuring the tales of survivors as well as freshly published stories and poems about the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, for students to read and respond to. The stories might help students empathise or provide perspective on their own feelings of confinement in 'lockdown'.

The activities build on various reading skills: skimming and scanning, information retrieval, inference and personal response to a text. The activities are:

  • stories of survival research task
  • Anne Frank: a survival story in focus
  • Joe Wicks: exercising to feel good
  • 'Murkaster': comparing this town with your own
  • poems to help you feel hopeful
  • independent reading activities.

The texts can all be found online via the links provided.

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  Vivienne Webb
Vivienne Webb
A great resource! Thank you
Posted on 6th November 2020
Helen Stacey, Teachit English Editor
Helen Stacey, Teachit English Editor
Hi Rosemary, thank you for getting in touch. I've checked the links to the extracts relating to Anne Frank's diary and they are working for me: for the first activity, and for the more detailed questions using the diary itself. Hope this helps!
Kind regards, Helen
Posted on 11th September 2020
Rosemary Jolliffe
Rosemary Jolliffe
When I first used this resource with a student, there was Anne's diary that we could refer to to complete the task set. I cannot now find this. Can anybody help please?
Posted on 10th September 2020
Beth Hammett
Beth Hammett
To use with EAL learner

Posted on 7th September 2020
Bev Gibbens
Bev Gibbens
Very appropriate resource for these times. Our grade 8 learners study The Diary of Anne Frank - the drama in term 3 so this will be a useful introduction tool as well.
Posted on 12th June 2020
Linda Varley
Linda Varley
I'm home tutoring my grandson and needed ideas for independent reading
Posted on 28th May 2020

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