The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins
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Character focus on Joe Zabbidou from the perspective of one of the villagers.
Thinking about secrets.
Predictions, questions and focus on authorial intent.
Creative writing task for the 'Parvian Gazette'. Includes brief teacher notes.
Reviewing: essential information
Focus on structuring a review research task.
Two card sort activities to support students with writing a review of the novel. (Works well when used in conjunction with 'Reviewing: essential information'.)
Confess your secret to Joe Zabbidou and his Black Book...
Joe's wooden leg
What is the story behind the leg? Creative writing task.
Who's who? Read the descriptions and match them to the characters they apply to.
Chapter 6: analysing a description
Thinking about Pagus Parvus. Focus on the intricacies of the language and analyse the description of Pagus Parvus.
A set of useful and interesting activities based on the conclusion of the novel.