Discussion Guides

The guides have been produced to aid the discussion of texts in small group or whole class reading sessions.  We provide questions for each section of the text.  

How to use the guides

There are no answers to the questions in the discussion guides section as they are a teacher's aid rather than a resource to be used independently. They can be used to stimulate independent small-group discussions.

There is no recommended way to use the questions.  Questions for each VIPERS area are provided for each section of the text, but teachers may prefer to focus on one area in a session whilst looking at a particular page or chapter of the text.

Writing Units

To make navigation easier, we have moved writing units to their own page. 

All writing unit texts also have a discussion guide. 

Writing Units

High-Interest/Lower Reading age texts from Bloomsbury and Barrington Stoke are also available by clicking the button below. 

High/Low Texts