The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo
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A summary of events in the form of a detective investigation. (Page 2 is a differentiated version - students put the events in the right order.)
Focusing on adjectives and nouns, this task gets students writing about word choices - great for early and unobtrusive SATs preparation.
What does Sade pack?
Ideal as extension or homework, this fill-in sheet is all about what to pack, using link words and phrases. Includes a short descriptive writing task.
Chapter 23 - letter task
This letter to Mr Morris gives students the opportunity to select key facts and deduce and infer while writing a short letter.
See you soon
A handy sheet which helps students plan their response to the writing to advise task for Chapter 3 featured in the 'Activity pack' resource. Also works well as a stand alone resource.
Pre-reading - link the clues
A fun mind-stretcher! Use the clues to make predictions about the text.
A focus on authorial techniques in chapter 1.
Looking at how Sade presents herself to others in the novel.
Chapter 5 starter
A discussion starter (plenty of food for thought!).
Chapters 9-10: 'What kind of place had they come to?'
Focus on fitting in in England.
Chapter 15: trouble with the truth
Making sense of the chapter title.
Chapter 17-18: context and language
Use clues from the text to help understand the story.
Chapter 27: Mariam's story
Comparing the two girls' experiences.
Chapters 33-41: consequences
Mind mapping the consequences of Sade's meeting with Mr Seven O'Clock News.
Wearing different hats
A post-reading, thinking skills resource. Includes handy teacher notes (p.3 of the resource).
Chapter 20-21: life at school
Focus on the differences between Nigerian and English schools.
Chapter by chapter questions
A variety of questions and activities on this thought-provoking novel, suitable for guided reading or independent work.
Pre-reading tasks, chapter by chapter activities and some project work. Page references refer to the Puffin Books edition.
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