The rigorous requirements of the reading framework require deep engagement and response to texts. Reading Gladiators can help prepare pupils for these demands in an engaging way, within the context of reading for pleasure. Immersing children in quality, demanding and varied books. Participation in high level discussion helps develop deeper reading skills, builds reading stamina and helps to nurture adventurous readers.
Reading Gladiators Year 6
The Y6 gladiators have been reading their first book, A Wrinkle in Time. The story is very unusual as it is both adventure and science fiction. They have all enjoyed reading it as it has broadened their experiences into new genre.
The story is about Meg Murray, a high-school-aged girl who is transported on an adventure through time and space with her younger brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O'Keefe to rescue her father, a gifted scientist, from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet. They have to travel across space and time to win their father back.
I really enjoyed the book, I enjoyed reading about Meg because at the end she became the heroine of the story. At the start she was very timid and not much of a strong character. By the end she saved everyone which was good.
It was a surprise as it was a Science Fiction book, I love this genre of book. It was not all Sci Fi which I really liked as it had a story aspect to it as well. It was a bit of both. I really enjoyed it.
The story was very clever, it was science fiction and adventure, not at all what I was expecting. Everything was very clever. I was surprised by the character of Calvin, as he was really supportive to Meg throughout the story.
I liked this book, it is not one I would have chosen myself. I really liked it. Charles Wallace was an unusual character as I did not expect him to be taken over by IT.
My favourite character was Charles Wallace also, he reminded me of someone I know. Zane
I really liked the Space theme, I liked the genre of Science Fiction, and it is not something I would have read normally. Once I started reading it I really enjoyed it. When Charles Wallace went to IT that was sad as I was not expecting that.