Mr B Tillbrook, librarian at Invicta Grammar School, has prepared some teaching resources for students reading the Young Adult novel Green Rising by Lauren James. This is suitable for Year 7 (age 11-12).
Green Rising Guided Reading booklet (includes: about the author, things to think about when reading, extract from the novel, challenge activity, extension tasks, letter from the author, further reading) [PDF download]
Year 7 – Green Rising scheme of work (guidance for teachers) [Word Document download]
There is also a list of book club discussion from the publisher available here.
You can email Mr Tillbrook to discuss the resources or ask for an editable copy here.
Set in a near-future world on the brink of ecological catastrophe, Lauren James’ novel is a gripping, witty and romantic call to arms.
Gabrielle is a climate-change activist who shoots to fame when she becomes the first teenager to display a supernatural ability to grow plants from her skin. Hester is the millionaire daughter of an oil tycoon and the face of the family business. Theo comes from a long line of fishermen, but his parents are struggling to make ends meet.
On the face of it, the three have very little in common. Yet when Hester and Theo join Gabrielle and legions of other teenagers around the world in developing the strange new “Greenfingers” power, it becomes clear that to use their ability for good, they’ll need to learn to work together. But in a time of widespread corruption and greed, there are plenty of profit-hungry organizations who want to use the Greenfingers for their own ends. And not everyone would like to see the Earth saved…
As they navigate first love and family expectations, can the three teenagers pull off the ultimate heist and bring about a green rising?