This Teacher’s Book contains general advice, photocopiable activities and specific guidance for each of the eight Matt Merton Mysteries titles.
How to effectively organise reading groups for struggling readers
Strategies for before the read and for the read-aloud session
Useful prompts and advice on key words and phrases
Plot and character summaries
Focus on tricky or technical language
Useful questions for interrogating the text
Role play and drama ideas
Two photocopiable activities for each book including discussion prompts
About this series:
The Matt Merton Mysteries are an atmospheric science fiction series written to engage older reluctant readers. The eight chapter books tell the continuing story of Matt Merton, one man fighting for survival in the aftermath of an alien invasion. Designed to appeal to fans of comic books and graphic novels, the books will motivate reluctant and struggling readers and engage them in guided reading sessions.
Teaching Guide includes:
• photocopiable activities linked to each book focusing on reading comprehension and speaking and listening skills
• advice for setting up the group and running the reading session
• ideas for role play and drama
• teaching and learning focuses and extension ideas