SKELLIG by David Almond SCHEME OF WORK-National Curriculum refs Reading: during key stages 3 and 4 pupils read a wide range of texts independently, both for pleasure and for study. They become enthusiastic, discriminating and responsive readers, understanding layers of meaning and appreciating what they read on a critical level. En2 Reading.
Skellig expresses many different themes, one important theme being that it is important to treasure the important features in life. Almond expresses this theme in many different ways, including Michael feeling the babys heartbeat amongst his own, treating Skellig with very delicate care, and listening to the smallest, sweetest sounds of nature.
Skellig is a children's novel by the British author David Almond, published by Hodder in 1998.It was the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and it won the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's outstanding children's book by a British author. In the US it was a runner up for the Michael L. Printz Award, which recognises one work of young adult fiction annually.
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Skellig is an emotive tale revolving around strong themes of nurture, the value of friendship, trust and love (to name but a few). The story centres around a 10-year old boy named Michael and the unique discovery he stumbles upon after entering a forbidden garage in his garden.
Skellig lessons and resources lesson plan template and teaching resources. Resources for a unit of work on the David Almond novel 'Skellig'. Looks at different themes within the book as well as tasks comparing the novel to the film version.
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