Title: Private Peaceful
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Suitable KS/Age/Year: Key Stage 3
Key themes: horrors of war, injustice, childhood, loss of innocence, friendship, family loyalty.
Teaching ideas: exploring narrative structure and voice; research/presentations World War 1; exploring pivotal/key life experiences as stimulus for writing; report/article writing; diary writing as character; drama activities (such as role play and hot seating).