Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce – teaching guide
Cornerstones Love to Read teaching guide for Tom's Midnight Garden*, packed with ideas for classroom activities that encourage children to talk about their reading.
A mysterious, time-travelling fantasy story with appeal for both boys and girls, Tom's Midnight Garden is intelligent and thought-provoking. The book deals with concerns that can beset children and explores perplexing and bewildering philosophical ideas about the nature of ‘time' (often referred to as ‘time-lapse'). The book offers a springboard into a world of ideas.
*book sold separately
Format: 28 page A4 booklet
Theme: Concepts of time; Feelings of isolation; Change
Related Curriculum Project: Time traveller
Delivery: 3-5 working days
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.