Title: Noughts and Crosses
Author: Malorie Blackman
Suitable KS/Age/Year: Year 9
Key themes: ethnic diversity, prejudice, race, equality, democracy, teenage relationships
Teaching ideas: exploring differing social, cultural and historical traditions; comparisons with similarly themed poetry and texts; exploring narrative styles; visual representations of experience as stimulus for writing; report/article writing; rewriting events from perspective of different characters; drama activities (such as thought tracking).
Challenges: challeging themes.