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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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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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