Covers guided reading, comprehension and PHSE for Key Stage 2, to support teacher's as they work through the novel; 'Ernie Gonzales: The Determined Dreamer' as a classroom read or an across curriculum scheme of work.
Created by literacy leader, Diana Mendonca, supported by Beth Shepherd, author.
Draws out points for discussion to interpret meaning behind authors use of text and language, morals, life lessons, comprehension.
Contains forward by Ben McDonald, child life coach, and story synopsis, plus suggested way to use the book across curriculum for topics such as guided reading, PHSE, writing, literacy, science, art etc and to support Rights Respecting schools.
'This resource is not only a fantastic tool for teachers to use in guided reading, comprehension and PSHE settings but it’s also valuable for instructing and coaching children on how to move forward in many key areas of social and emotional development. Using Ernie’s journey as an encouraging guide, Beth draws on fundamental strategies and concepts that are used daily by many highly successful people, such as goal setting, task chunking and the power of positive words and thoughts, to create positive progress in areas that count. Becoming determined, building resilience, raising self-esteem, building healthy friendships and more are all addressed as children work through the different sections.' Ben McDonald.