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English teacher yr 7 advice

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Minime85 Sun 21-May-17 22:10:04

Hi I'm a secondary English teacher looking for a new year 7 reader...any suggestions? Thanks x

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LockedOutOfMN Mon 22-May-17 18:29:28

I am David, private peaceful, a wizard of earthsea, stone cold?

fruityb Mon 22-May-17 18:29:54

Osbert the Avenger!

HamletsSister Mon 22-May-17 18:34:59

Fat Boy Swim. Wonderful novel that has it all - bullying, family stuff, food / over eating / exercise.

QueenieGoldstein Mon 22-May-17 18:36:33

Skellig? Holes?

GeorgeTheHamster Mon 22-May-17 18:47:37


NannyOggsKnickers Mon 22-May-17 18:51:36

Crowfield Curse, The Spook's Apprentice, Cosmic

Teachervoice Mon 22-May-17 18:52:53

Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman!

AngelicaSchuylerChurch Mon 22-May-17 18:57:30

A Monster Calls if your group is fairly mature.

Two Weeks with the Queen.

Feather Boy.

Minispringroll Mon 22-May-17 19:15:45

With Year 6, I have done:
Eleven (They loved that one. It's about 9/11.)
The Giver (My class were quite grown up and they really enjoyed that in term 6.)

fruityb Mon 22-May-17 21:11:26

Once by Morris Gleitzman is amazing. Might be worth a go.

Skellig is good to teach but it's been done so many times... we've done Kensuke's Kingdom though Private Peaceful is so much better.

Minime85 Mon 22-May-17 21:26:02

Great thanks everyone for the ideas. Already done some of them but plenty to look at 😊

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YoniFucker Mon 22-May-17 21:59:01

We've introduced After Tomorrow with Year 8 this year - great book. It kind of flips the refugee crisis on its head and imagines that British people are having to flee across the channel and live in camps in France. I think it would be okay for Year 7 but you might want to give it a read to check.

Along the same lines, Oranges in No-Mans Land is shorter and thought provoking. Makes you think about who draws the lines, why, etc.

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