Literary Leaves

The Literary Leaves are a suite of book-based comprehension resources designed to support teachers with the teaching of reading, using whole books, rather than extracts. They are created for use in a whole-class reading session or a guided reading session when the skills of reading comprehension are being taught.  

 Each Literary Leaf has 10-20 session notes, with each session focussing on a particular skill or two, ensuring that children secure these deeply. In many cases the same question stem is used several times to ensure the teacher can model how to answer this type of question, before the children have the opportunity to apply it themselves. 

 The leaves are not meant to replace teacher’s own planning but should support the teacher with asking the right questions at the right time and planning for activities that help children to become critical readers.

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A Literary Leaf for A Necklace of Raindrops

A Literary Leaf for A Necklace of Raindrops

KS: Literary Leaves, Lower KS2

Year Group: Year 3

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A Literary Leaf for Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

A Literary Leaf for Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

KS: Literary Leaves, Lower KS2

Year Group: Year 3

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A Literary Leaf for The Listeners

A Literary Leaf for The Listeners

KS: Literary Leaves, Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 5, Year 6

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A Literary Leaf for Letters from the Lighthouse

A Literary Leaf for Letters from the Lighthouse

KS: Literary Leaves, Lower KS2, Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 4, Year 5

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A Literary Leaf for The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

A Literary Leaf for The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

KS: Literary Leaves, Lower KS2, Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 4, Year 5

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A Literary Leaf for Fly Me Home

A Literary Leaf for Fly Me Home

KS: Literary Leaves, Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 5, Year 6

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A Literary Leaf for Cosmic

A Literary Leaf for Cosmic

KS: Literary Leaves, Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 5, Year 6

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A Literary Leaf for Fortunately the Milk

A Literary Leaf for Fortunately the Milk

KS: Literary Leaves, Lower KS2

Year Group: Year 3

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A Literary Leaf for The Tiger Rising

A Literary Leaf for The Tiger Rising

KS: Literary Leaves, Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 5, Year 6

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A Literary Leaf for Who Let the Gods Out

A Literary Leaf for Who Let the Gods Out

KS: Literary Leaves, Lower KS2, Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 4, Year 5

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A Literary Leaf for The Firework Maker's Daughter

A Literary Leaf for The Firework Maker's Daughter

KS: Literary Leaves, Lower KS2

Year Group: Year 4

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A Literary Leaf for Two Weeks with the Queen

A Literary Leaf for Two Weeks with the Queen

KS: Literary Leaves, Lower KS2

Year Group: Year 3, Year 4

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A Literary Leaf for The Explorer

A Literary Leaf for The Explorer

KS: Literary Leaves, Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 5, Year 6

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A Literary Leaf for Beetle Boy

A Literary Leaf for Beetle Boy

KS: Literary Leaves, Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 5, Year 6

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A Literary Leaf for Cogheart

A Literary Leaf for Cogheart

KS: Literary Leaves, Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 5, Year 6

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"My class couldn’t put Beetle Boy down and the Literary Leaf for it offered great opportunities for discussion and engagement. I, along with my students, always looked forward to our reading lessons. The activities were simple yet offered opportunities for rich discussion, complex inference and, most importantly, they created a learning environment where a love of reading was at the forefront. My whole class could access the learning and enjoyed taking part in it. After finishing the book, many of them rushed home to convince their parents to buy the next book in the series. Some children even thanked me for it in their end of year thank you cards!"

Erica Van Driel, Y5 Class teacher, Streatham Wells Primary, Lambeth

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Sequences

  • A Literary Leaf for Fortunately the Milk

    KS: Literary Leaves, LKS2 / UKS2, Lower KS2

    Year Group: Year 3

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  • Jabberwocky

    KS: LKS2 / UKS2, Lower KS2, R & KS1 / LKS2

    Year Group: Year 4

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  • Flotsam

    KS: LKS2 / UKS2, Lower KS2, R & KS1 / LKS2

    Year Group: Year 3

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Training

  • 02 Nov

    Teach Through a Text in Reception

    Suitable for: Reception

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  • 09 Nov

    Teach Through a Text in Year 1

    Suitable for: Year 1

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  • 16 Nov

    Teach Through a Text in Year 2

    Suitable for: Year 2

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Blog & Booklists

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