Introducing Reading Recommendations as a Register/Settling Task: Slide no. 1: for Fans of Lemony Snicket

I’m going to be sharing a slide here every Sunday. These are slides I use at the beginning of lessons while I’m taking the register – I simply display them for students to look at and take note of anything they fancy reading. I’ll occasionally comment on/discuss the titles or the reason I’ve chosen this week’s topics, but over time students get used to the idea and I found last year that some started asking me for particular genres or topics. Some of these will be grouped by topic and may be topical (e.g. for Black History Month or International Women’s Day), while others will be clustered around more English-focused ideas (such as multiple narrators). Note that I’ve been using these with KS4 and 5 (I haven’t taught KS3 for a while until this year, but I do intend to show them to KS3 classes too).

This week’s selection is for students who have enjoyed A Series of Unfortunate Events, whether that’s the book series, or the recent brilliant Netflix show. They are all therefore somewhat dark and quirky.

For fans of Lemony Snicket – download the file here

I hope these slides will be of use to some of you.

Published by Beth Kemp

Teacher of English, writer, blogger, reader, mother, feminist

3 thoughts on “Introducing Reading Recommendations as a Register/Settling Task: Slide no. 1: for Fans of Lemony Snicket

  1. I don’t know which books work on English as well as American, but other books in this area would be Jonathan Stroud’s stuff (the current series is Lockwood & Co., but the Bartimaeus stuff has a similar kind of snarkiness).

    At a reading level closer to Lemony Snicket is Pseudonymous Bosch ‘s books starting with The Name Of This Book Is Secret.

    I think I’ll check out Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea as I like the other books on that slide. Thanks Beth!
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