This series of sessions is intended to take place over a full school year and to support pupils’ understanding of common themes in fiction. They also support breadth and depth of reading with pupils making links across books and authors. The reading takes place outside the sessions with children returning to discuss the books approximately every 3 weeks. It would be expected that other books are taught in guided reading in between these author study sessions.
Linked teaching sequence: if you choose Michael Morpurgo, you could link to the teaching sequence on Kensuke’s Kingdom.