KS1 Shortlisted books

Our Shortlisted Books

 

14/12/17 We discussed the five lucky books that we have chosen and what first attracted us to them. A lot of us had really enjoyed these books when we were in KS1... others, were really interested in the front cover page. I know we shouldn't always judge a book by it's cover... but, quite often, thats what the younger children do. In our session we discussed what might catch the eye of a KS1 pupil.

 

 

Please take a look at our display board in 6EP!

A sneaky peak at our shortlisted books...

The Smartest Giant in Town

 

This is one of the first books that we have chosen to look at!

We decided to perform this book and really get into the characters.

 

We have rated this book.... 10/10 because it was really funny, the characters were interesting and it was very easy to read.

 

The Smartest Giant in town!

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Toot and Pop

 

This is one of the first books that we have chosen to look at!

We discussed story telling and what makes a story interesting... all of the funny voices of course.

 

We have rated this book.... 8/10 because it had some tricky words eg Harbour. We decided that we might need to discuss this new vocabulary with younger children before we read the book to them.

 

Toot and Pop

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The snail and the whale

 

This is one of the first books that we have chosen to look at!

We discussed story telling and what makes a story interesting... we particularly liked how this book rhymed.

 

We have rated this book.... 7/10 because it had some tricky words and werent sure if the younger children would find it hard to follow.

The snail and the whale

The Lorax (original)

After reading and discussing the Lorax, the children in Reading Club watched Dr Seuss' Original Lorax animated TV special from 1972 - it follows the actual story line of the book!

We rated this book at 7/10 as it was quite tricky to follow at times and would take a long time for a KS1 pupil to read it.

Our final decission

Having looked at each of our short listed books (apart from Peace at Last as it was on loan to a child in the school) we have decided that our favourite book was 'The Smartest Giant in Town'. The children in reading club have each written a review for this book and they are placed on the reading tree in 6EP. Why not take a look at them?