- Paul Jennings : "13 Unpredictable Tales"
- E. R. Braithwaite
: "To Sir, with love"
- Agatha Christie
: "Ten little niggers"
- Monica Dickens :
"My turn to make the tea", "One pair of feet"
- Richard Gordon :
"Doctor in Love", "Doctor on the brain"
- James Herriot :
"Vet in harness", "If only they could talk",
"It shouldn't happen to a vet"
- Laura Lee :
"Cider with Rosie"
- Jack London : "The
Call of the Wild", "White Fang"
- Somerset Maugham
: "Short stories"
- George Orwell :
- R. L. Stevenson
: "Treasure Island"
- Sue Townsend : "The
secret diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾", "The growing
pains of Adrian Mole"
- Mark Twain : "Huckleberry
Finn", "Tom Sawyer"
Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break?
"To help encourage high school students to find a book of their choice, we’ve compiled a list of 101 books to kick off your learners’ summer reading.
Interested in finding fiction vs. non-fiction books? Would you like to find classical or contemporary fiction? Intrigued by survival books?
Tales of war? We have them all and many more to choose from! Follow our chart of top picks and peruse the different categories
until you find something that’s a perfect fit!"
This is just a small part of the extensive chart at the site :
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tops primary school book list - 24 July 2015
"The list of must-read novels has been selected by 500 teachers for the National Association for the Teaching of English and the TES magazine.
Roald Dahl's cautionary tale comes ahead of Goodnight Mister Tom.
"Fiction teaches children how to navigate the journey of life," says TES editor Ann Mroz."
- The Reader - a lesson
"This EFL lesson plan is designed around a moving short film commissioned by Bells and directed by Greg Gray.
In the lesson students write a narrative, watch a short film and discuss literacy strategies."
Time: 90 minutes
Topic: Reading and literacy
Language: Narrative structures
Materials: Six screenshots and a short film
- The Best Resources On The “Summer Slide”
"We’re all familiar with the “summer slide” — the academic losses that many young people, especially in low-income communities, experience during the time they’re out of school...
I thought readers might find it useful for me to share some of the research sources on summer reading loss..."
- The Best Resources For World Literacy Day - September 8th (larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)
Literacy "refers to the ability to read for knowledge and write coherently and think critically about the written word.
Visual literacy includes in addition the ability to understand all forms of communication, be it body language, pictures, maps, or video.
Evolving definitions of literacy often include all the symbol systems relevant to a particular community..."