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This is a 6 week SoW for the novel Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner. The SoW covers the entire novel and gradually builds up the skills required to analyse character, plot, language and structure. It was originally taught to a high ability Y8 class but could be adapted for either Y7 or Y9.

The PPT SoW has 108 slides complete with additional resources. There are assessment tasks as well as homework tasks and a range of different activities: lessons cover reading and writing assessments as well as activities for teaching the novel. The assessments come with planning sheets and links to the APP criteria. In addition, tasks are scaffolded with lots of extensions and success criteria.There are a variety of different activities: drama, group work, debate, quiz, writing tasks, reading and comprehension tasks, quote analysis tasks.


Skills are built up so that pupils will be able to find relevant quotes, comment on language, comment on structure, link to context and the world around them, discuss author intention.

Maggot Moon Novel Scheme of Work

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