FAKE, by Ele Fountain, is a fantastic new novel that can be used to explore the impact of technology on pupils’ lives as well as developing reading skills. In FAKE, the author explores social issues in a thrilling adventure which blurs the boundaries between the real and digital worlds. Jess uses her coding skills to help her sister, but enters classified areas where she discovers some explosive truths as she tries to help her family.
This resource pack provides activities suitable for pupils in Years 5 and 6 (and 7) based on FAKE by Ele Fountain, writer of the award-winning novel Boy 87.
The resource pack will guide teachers when reading this book to the class, providing questions to prompt class discussions about characters and events as the narrative unfolds. A range of activities delve deeper into the story and discuss the themes explored in the book. With opportunities to link to the computing curriculum and explore relationships and online safety in PSHE, this exciting book will keep readers hooked as well as offering the opportunity to explore and discuss themes relevant to young people.
Curriculum areas covered:
Develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding what they read by:
- listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction …
- increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books, including … modern fiction …
Understand what they read …
- asking questions to improve their understanding
- drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
-summarising the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying the key details that support the main idea
- Predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.
Participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously..
Plan their writing by
- identifying the audience and purpose for writing, selecting appropriate form …
- To use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly …
- To understand computer networks including the Internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
Pupils should know how information and data is shared and used online.
Pupils should know
- how important friendships are in making us feel happy and secure, and how people choose and make friends.
- the characteristics of friendships, including mutual respect, truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, sharing interests and experiences and support with problems and difficulties.