KDE – 9En1 – What are you Reading?

Due: Friday, 5th September

Great lesson today, Year 9.  I was particularly impressed at your Vocabulary range – all of you; that game shouldn’t have gone round more than one circle without losing one or two, but you all managed in style! I hope you’re beginning to understand the concept of the “Gothic”.

Home Learning: please give a brief summary the book you’re currently reading, whether your Home Book or School Book*, and if you’d like to share it, an evaluation (judgement) of how it’s reading (i.e. what do you think?)

*Make sure you’re carrying a book with you at school for potential Tutor spot checks!


Challenge: Have a read of this short story, and let me know next lesson what you think.

The Lie_Kurt Vonnegut

Mr Dettman



4 thoughts on “KDE – 9En1 – What are you Reading?

  1. Jonah

    I am reading The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz. It is set in Victorian Britain where a private detective, (Sherlock Homes) is confronted by a painting dealer who he believes is being stalked by a mysterious man with a scar across his face. I am enjoying this book as you start to predict what is going to happen and are always wrong. This stops it becoming boring and makes you want to read on. Overall I would recommend this book to anyone 13 and up and is definitely worth reading.

    1. mrdettman Post author

      Jonah, I love Sherlock Holmes stories – like you, I can never guess “whodunit”! If you like Horowitz, I’ll happily lend you some of the real deal, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Did you know one is set in Devon, based near Houndstor, up on the Moors?

  2. Julie

    I am reading reading holes by Louis sacchar it is about an boy called Stanley Yelnats and gets sent to camp green lake and must dig an hole an a day. I would share this book because it is intreaging and descriptive and has a good plot.This is good to read as you do not what is going to happen next.

  3. mrdettman Post author

    Great, Julie. I love Holes – the movie, unusually, is equally as good as the novel. Mr Sir is a fantastic villain and Stanley a sympathetic main character. If you like that, our library has Small Steps, a kind of sequel by Sachar (without Stanley, sadly). Remember to make sure your blog replies are as you would during an assessment – ensure you’re using capital for proper nouns (all people and place names) and commas for pauses, where needed.


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