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Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian – teaching guide

Cornerstones Love to Read teaching guide for Goodnight Mr Tom*, packed with ideas for classroom activities that encourage children to talk about their reading.

Sometimes sad and harrowing, though ultimately life-affirming, Goodnight Mr Tom tugs at the heartstrings as it follows the growing interdependent relationship between an old, grief-stricken man and a young, physically and mentally abused boy evacuated to the country during the Second World War. An accessible book that will be enjoyed by both boys and girls.

*book sold separately

Format: 28 page A4 booklet

Theme: Trust; Love; Loneliness; Effects of abuse; Change; Development

Related Curriculum Project: A child's war

Delivery: 3-5 working days

Product Type: Hard Copy
Category: Reading, Teaching guides
Key Stage: UKS2
Year Group: Year 6

About Love to Read

Our Love to Read teaching guides help you teach classic and contemporary children’s literature, whatever your literary experience or knowledge. They provide a deeper understanding of literary effects to help you meet the expectations for reading comprehension at Key Stage 2.

The series is made up of books that represent a balance of styles, periods and authors to help children experience a range of literature over time.

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