KS3 (11 - 14 yr olds) 5 Plagues of Reading
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Title of bookAuthorNotes about the book: content summary and how it fits the plague
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The OdysseyHomerLots of figurative language that makes the text quite complex reading.
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Wings of FireAPJ Abdul Kalam'sWings of Fire is an epic autobiography of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Kalam examines his early life, effort, hardship, fortitude, luck and chance that eventually led him to lead Indian space research, nuclear, and missile programs.
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Heidi Johanna SpyriThe story of Switzerland 140 years ago. Friendship and physical handicaps.
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Around the World in Eighty Days Jules VerneTravel, invention and the achievements of Jules Verne.
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Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick The complexity of friendship, loss, and family. Invetion and creativity.
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Alice in WonderlandLewis CarrollThe genius of Carroll. Relationships and monarchy study.
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Romeo and Juliet ShakespeareDuty, love, and youth.
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The Secret GardenBurnett HodgsonComplexity of love in family and frienships- acceptance.
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Beauty and the Beast Le Prince
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The CollectorJohn Fowles
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Little Girl LostDrew Barrymore
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Choose your own adventure booksR.A. MontgomeryComplexity - readers actually make decisions and have options - their choices have consequences and each choice has a different outcome.
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Kenzuki's kingdomMichael MorpurgoQuite a straight adventure story although does have a hidden plot which is uncovered at the end.
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Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeR L StevensonVery hard language, anf sometimes not possible to get the gist whilst reading
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Crow CountryKate ConstableNot archaic but has non linear time through the use of time slip, third person narration but with the focus on a naive main character. and multiple plots which are interwoven through past time and current time and there is rich symbolism
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