This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge. It bundles A Skinful of Shadows Novel Study with a STEAM pack about designing and making a horror movie trailer using light and shadow.
Updated for deeper learning with additional tasks for character analysis, literary motifs, themes, and extracts from the text.
ABOUT THE NOVEL: A Skinful of Shadows is a dark YA historical fantasy set in the early part of the English Civil War. Makepeace is an illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, and as such, she shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts. Reluctant to accept her appointed destiny as vessel for a coterie of her ancestors, she escapes. As she flees the pursuing Fellmottes across war-torn England, she accumulates a motley crew of her own allies, including outcasts, misfits, criminals, and one extremely angry dead bear.
ABOUT THE RESOURCE: Designed in alignment with the 2014 National Curriculum of England’s reading objectives for Year 6, the pack includes: Background information on the historical context (English Civil War), Chapter Summaries, Comprehension Questions, Digging Deeper Opportunities (includes character studies and plot studies), Creative Writing Tasks, Non-Fiction Tasks related to content of the novel (Puritans, King Charles, Lambeth Palace, Traitor's Gate, witchcraft), and a STEAM enrichment activity where children investigate, design, make, and evaluate their own books according to Key Stage 2 Design Technology and Science objectives.
Resource is provided as a PDF but a digital copy of the pack is available for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw available with download.
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