This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Lie Tree Novel Study
by Frances Hardinge with a STEAM extension about designing and making an adapted organism.
ABOUT THE NOVEL:
Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy—a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men—but inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist a mystery: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She also knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing. For one, she knows that her family moved to the close-knit island of Vane because her famous scientist father was fleeing a reputation-destroying scandal. And when her father is discovered dead shortly thereafter, she knows that he was murdered.
In pursuit of justice and revenge, Faith hunts through her father’s possessions and discovers a strange tree. The tree bears fruit only when she whispers a lie to it, and when that fruit is eaten, it delivers a hidden truth. But while the tree might hold the key to her father’s murder, it could also lure his murderer directly to Faith.
ABOUT THE RESOURCE:
Designed in alignment with the 2014 National Curriculum of England’s reading objectives for Year 6, the pack includes: 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 (fossils, sea caves, The Origin of the Species, mermaids), and a STEAM enrichment activity
where children design, make, and evaluate their own adapted insect according to Key Stage 2 Science, Art and Design, and Design Technology 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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