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The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins

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Joe Zabbidou
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Chapter 1
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News reporting
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Reviewing: essential information
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Reviewing vocabulary
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My confession
Confess your secret to Joe Zabbidou and his Black Book...  … read more
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Joe's wooden leg
What is the story behind the leg? Creative writing task.  … read more
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Who's who? Read the descriptions and match them to the characters  … read more
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Chapter 6: analysing a description
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Drama activities
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Buddy’s letter provides an opportunity for students to redraft and edit a letter by hand. It is always interesting to note the empathy that some of the students have for Buddy, and this can come across as a desire to ‘punish’ Buddy’s mother."  

Fran Nantongwe, Literacy and English Lead


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