We've been reading the novel "The Butterfly Lion", by Michael Morpurgo. We love Michael Morpurgo and "The Butterfly Lion" is a great book. We've been enjoying reading the chapters and doing lots of vocabulary work, chapter studies, summaries, letters as characters from the story, diary entries and character analyses.
Listen to an excerpt from the novel here: http://michaelmorpurgo.com/books/205
We have also been enjoying some paired reading over the last few weeks. We are reading non-fiction texts in pairs and are doing great work on any unknown vocabulary. Non fiction books have a lot of new words for us to work on, particularly the science books.