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
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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.
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