Name: Andrew Percival
Twitter name: @primarypercival
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Position: Deputy Head
What is your advice about? Teaching English with Novels
1: Read the book all the way through at least once and give it your full attention. Do this well before you start thinking about planning any lessons.
2: Annotate your teacher copy with as many notes as you can. Underline key words and write insightful questions.
3: Buy the ebook version for use on your whiteboard in class. Handy for shared reading, whole class annotation and quick look up of dictionary definitions.
4: Read the opening chapter to your class and let them enjoy it. You can talk about the book but don’t do any work on it yet.
5: Never ask children to write book reviews.