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NDAllstars
Stanley,
Group status: Having a great time reading the Carnegie books and critiquing the Greenaway books!



We are the NDAllstars from North Durham Academy. A group of older students and some staff are our Carnegie Allstars. Our Literacy intervention groups from Years 7, 8 ,9, 10 and 11 make up our Greenaway Allstars, critiquing the illustrations, describing the artwork using high level vocabulary by using a thesaurus to help create a vivid interpretation of the pictures.

Mrs. Jackson


North Durham Academy
Stanley, Co. Durham
Stanley library
Stanley, Co Durham
Tanfield School
Stanley, Co Durham
South Moor Library
Stanley,
Has being part of the schemes changed your reading habits?

No, I still read the same type of books.
Yes, I have tried new genres of fiction.
Yes, I now read a lot more!
No, I still hate reading.
I'm not afraid to tackle more complex vocabulary now.
   
 
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something just as dangerous from Conor: the truth. Breathtaking, a perfect marriage of text and picture, in which the illustrations capture meaning and emotion completely. There are echoes of Charles Keeping in Kay's atmospheric, energetic inky illustrations. The depiction of light and shade is awe-inspiring and the illustrations extend the impact of the story.