This resource is a Guided Reading unit of work based on The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie. It is suitable for Year 5 classes.
Within the pack are two highly detailed resources that are 30 lessons worth:
- The Nowhere Emporium teacher pack - a series of key questions for each lesson based on a chronological breakdown of the novel. Each question is based on a criteria to test different aspects of children’s reading abilities. Answers are given for the key questions in the notes and space is left for notes taken on children’s feedback. Questions can be added or altered based on class needs.
- The Nowhere Emporium Activity Booklet - 10 separate comprehension activities designed for independent reading and completion. These occur every third lesson and contain a key as to what type of question is being asked of the children.
This is taught through a three lesson framework per week but can be taught continuously. Lesson 1 of three is a shared reading lesson where teachers and children read the given chapter together with the teacher stopping for questioning and prompting.
Lesson 2 of the three is a discussion lesson where children re-read the previous days lesson and then apply their growing comprehension skills to retrieve, infer, summarise and predict. Teacher and class feedback then allows formation of answers to the given questions.
Lesson 3 is an independent activity lesson where children read the next section of the novel and complete the activity page based on their reading.