The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Activity Pack for KS3

25 worksheets packed with 52 creative and stimulating activities, including quizzes, comprehensions, analytical tables and film comparisons:

Great resource which has proved useful for differentiation and planning SOW's for an engaging class read

H Keating, Teacher & ZigZag Customer

  • Each task's AF is clear for easy teacher planning and on each worksheet so students know what to focus on
  • APP Ready: Special APP grids allow quick and simple assessment for each Reading Assessment Focus
  • 8 starter activities
  • 29 Reading AF activities
  • 8 Writing AF activities
  • 3 Speaking & Listening activities
  • 4 final tasks

An excellent resource that was thoughtfully written

C Barker, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (3330)

I was amazed by the standard of this resource. It is very engaging and covers many aspects of reading; from style, genre, language, themes to cross curricular.

R Whitby, HoD and ZigZag Customer

I thought this was an excellent resource that was thoughtfully written, considering the topic. I enjoyed the details given on each worksheet about which AF it was hitting as students do need to become comfortable with the terms and what they mean. I felt it enhanced learning a great deal as with the students knowing what they were learning it was easier for them to know and understand areas they struggled with and areas they were comfortable with... Matches the KS3 spec perfectly. Fabulous work!'

C Barker, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

Very useful and the students enjoyed the activities I used. It broke the text down into manageable chunks and themes. The layout of tasks ensures all students of all abilities are able to enjoy tasks and enhance understanding of the book. A great resource which has proved useful for differentiation and planning SOW's for an engaging class read.

H Keating, Teacher & ZigZag Customer

Thought the resource was of an excellent standard. The tasks are both challenging and interesting. They are also presented in user friendly style that would appeal to all students.This resource enhances learning in many ways. Close reading skills are assessed in a user friendly style for the students. Writing tasks are imaginative as are speaking and listening activities. All the activities allow pupils to develop the skills necessary for KS3 and beyond I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing it.

J Sharrock, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

A really useful resource with structured exercises — particularly useful for lower ability pupils. I particularly like this resource because it is broken up into bite size chunks and the second exercise is often a longer writing task accessed by some of the more able pupils. It is better than other resources because it is so user-friendly. I do not need long sheets of lesson plans — just the actual resource. It does what it says on the tin! Well worth the money — if the school had not purchased it I would have bought it myself. It saves a lot of time with planning and hits the mark every time with lower ability pupils.

L Johnson, English Coordinator, ZigZag Customer

The resource provides you with a comprehensive and engaging range of activites which explicitly address the reading and writing AFs. Students have responded positively; they find the activities engaging.

M Lynch, HoD and ZigZag Customer

Overall I really like the activities provided. I really liked the AF indicators at the top of each resource — good for teacher and pupil reference. I also liked the attractive worksheets and clearly set out activities for every chapter. [This resource] ensures that each AF is met, by providing activities for each one. It's also clear to both teacher and student what a pupil has to do to achieve.

M Mallows, Tutor and Peer Reviewer

I thought it was really good.

I particularly like the clear focus on AFs the whole way through the scheme. This is being implemented in our department and having a resource mapped like this makes it very easy to keep track of the AFs covered, and provides clear opportunities for assessment — superb!

A Baiden, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

I really liked this resource... There are some good activities, with some to stretch more able students as well as average students. The layout... is very student friendly and should enable students to get to grips with the AF focuses.

P Ault, Teacher and Peer Reviewer