Pinpoint Whole Class Reading is a new series of teaching guides providing flexible and creative lessons for classic modern children’s books.
This book provides 30 starter, main and plenary activities for teaching Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen in Year 6 / P7. These can be used interchangeably over a half term or over a longer period. Activities use three levels where appropriate, showing how the content can be adapted for children who need more support or challenge.
Boy in the Tower is a moving story about a boy living in a tower block with his mother, who is suffering the after effects of trauma. It introduces children to the genre of science fiction and raises themes of courage and compassion, science and nature, and parental illness.