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Read & Respond: The Diary of a Killer Cat

by Charlotte Raby (author)

For ages 7 to 11

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Now fully in line with 2014 Curriculum objectives

Raise literacy and attainment through a deep and active reading of a best-loved children’s story by a major author. The Read & Respond series takes growing readers into the heart of over 70 timeless stories, chosen to inspire reading for pleasure.

Each teacher resource book focuses on a popular children’s story, bringing it alive in a cross-curricular way. Explore every facet of the story through speaking and listening activities, debate and discussion, guided reading, creative writing, quizzes, games and crafts.

This teacher resource book contains everything you need to share The Diary of a Killer Cat with your class:

  • Plot, character and setting activities
  • Speaking and listening activities
  • Guided and shared reading sessions
  • Extended writing projects
  • Differentiation and assessment ideas
  • Photocopiable activity pages

“Reading and writing for enjoyment are two of the most powerful ways of getting children reading. Read & Respond provides exactly this.” Michael Morpurgo

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  1. Hepburn
    on 10 December 2008

    Read & respond - killer cat!

    An excellent teacher’s resource to use with a guided reading group when discussing the content of the captivating ‘diary of a killer cat’. This book will help the teacher to guide children through the book in a very enjoyable way whilst extending their abilities by asking exactly the right questions and extracting the correct information. Charlotte Raby will save teachers valuable time and help them to assess pupil’s progress with this carefully thought out selection of questions, worksheets, differentiation advice and ideas for extended writing projects.

    5 out of 5

Structure

Read & Respond

To get started with Read & Respond all you need to do is:

  1. Choose a children’s book, from Owl Babies to Kensuke’s Kingdom, to study with your class
  2. Order the corresponding Read & Respond Teacher Resource Book
  3. Add a Read & Respond Interactive CD-ROM to really get your lessons buzzing!

Read & Respond Teacher Resource Titles

In-depth analysis of each book to get the whole class thinking about the story—and expressing their thoughts aloud and in writing. Within each Teacher Resource Book you’ll find:

  • Background information
  • Detailed chapter notes
  • Plot, character and setting activities
  • Shared reading section, with three extracts to read as a class
  • ‘Talk about it’ section to get the children discussing feelings and ideas around the book
  • ‘Get writing’ activities to help children structure and express their views about the book
  • Assessment activities*

Read & Respond Interactive

These multimedia CD-ROMs can be used as standalone products, or to expand upon the corresponding Read & Respond teacher’s book. Read & Respond Interactive is ideal for exploring cross-curricular themes and for inspiring reluctant readers.

Each CD-ROM contains:

  • Teaching notes, including lesson plans, differentiation, cross-curricular links and editable notes
  • An author interview or biography
  • Audio clips
  • Text extracts
  • Cross-curricular photos and video clips to help put the story into context
  • A word bank – linked to the text extracts – containing audio and text definitions
  • A selection of interactive whiteboard activities.

Children’s Books

We can supply each children’s title covered by the Read & Respond series as a pack of 6 or 30 books, or as a single purchase.

Author

Charlotte Raby

Charlotte Raby is a Primary Special Needs teacher and a writer specialising in literacy.