Heroes: The Death of Jude Hill

Heroes: The Death of Jude Hill
Brand: Heinemann
Product Code: 9780435046095
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Heroes: The Death of Jude Hill

Author: Richard Conlon, Series edited by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Published: May 2011

Format: Hardback 136 pages

Level: Age 11-14

 

Two boys, thrown together into an unlikely friendship, discover Jude, a young man dying after a fall from a railway bridge. As they try to comfort him, he whispers his last words into the ear of one of the boys. The locals, police and media all believe this was a sad case of suicide but the boys, fuelled by Jude's dying words, believe the real story was far more sinister! In their fight for the truth they investigate the crime and discover that not everyone is what they appear to be... They must use all that they have learnt to confront absolute evil.

 

Heroes - KS3 books for boys

Epic stories of villains, crime, horror and adventure, these are the books boys and girls will not be able to put down...

Created with series editor Frank Cottrell Boyce, Heroes is a new series of short, accessible original fiction novels and plays that teenage boys and girls will love. The perfect whole-class readers for KS3! The series expertly weaves captivating fiction with state-of-the-art digital teaching resources to inspire even the most reluctant reader.

Focus on engagement

  • Exciting novels and plays in boys' favourite genres, by boys' favourite authors.
  • ActiveTeach technology bursting with fun activities, games, quizzes and videos!

Build confidence

  • Trialled and tested in schools around the country to ensure the language level is just right.
  • Short, accessible stories that can be read in class helping you to deliver the whole text in six weeks.

Improve reading skills

  • Lesson ideas based on competition and other strategies known to get reluctant boys involved and focused.
  • Assessment tasks provided to help you demonstrate that your boys' reading has improved.

What is ActiveTeach?

ActiveTeach is a powerful electronic learning resource that combines innovative teaching materials with the flexibility to introduce your own resources. Each novel and play in the series is supported by an ActiveTeach CD-ROM, which includes:

  • a copy of the book on-screen, perfect for whole-class reading.
  • a bank of activities, all based on strategies known to be most effective in motivating reluctant readers, including:
    • team-scoring comprehension quizzes to test understanding and motivate students to focus
    • short videos to set activities in context
    • illustrations of key scenes to help students visualise the action
    • drama and other kinesthetic activities to keep students involved
    • gruesome scenarios for writing activities that both boys and girls will love
    • assessment tasks to measure progress.

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