R11 Reading Group
Just before half term, the R11 Reading Group met once again, this time to discuss Lois Lowry’s influential dystopian novel The Giver.
As R11 Reading Group is all about sharing opinion and interpretation, it was brilliant to see such variety and range in what the children wanted to talk about, what particularly interested them and what they disagreed about!
Though science fiction, the children were fascinated by what the story had to say about how we live today, and what we need in our lives (good or bad) to be truly human. Given the challenging nature of the story (the most complex we have tackled so far) their insight and maturity, once again, were a delight to see.
Next time, we shall be looking at difference, diversity and the importance of friends and family in Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan.
26 February 2020
Junior School News