Teaching Resources


FREE Classroom Activities & Discussion Guides

for Bodyguard, Young Samurai and Ninja series

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These guides includes classroom activities, discussion questions and projects intended to extend the use of the novel into classrooms, book clubs, and literature circles.


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BODYGUARD Teachers’ Guide

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'Are you born to be a Bodyguard?' Activity Sheet



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YOUNG SAMURAI Teachers’ Guides


BOOK 1: The Way of the Warrior

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BOOK 2: The Way of the Sword

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BOOK 3: The Way of the Dragon

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  BOOK 4: The Ring of Earth

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List of Young Samurai book 1characters - YS character listing.pdf


For further Young Samurai resources,

including a Scheme of Work,  please click here.


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NINJA Teachers’ Guides


Teaching Resources available here


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GAMER Teachers’ Guides

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Teaching Resources available here


DIVE IN: A free guide to choosing children's books for reluctant readers and readers with dyslexia (from Dyslexia Action)



Teachers’ Review of Guide:

“Having read the book over the Summer I feel it is ideal as a class reader for our Year 7 students.  As there is an increased focus on texts from other cultures and traditions in the GCSE examinations, we attempt to prepare our students for this by including such texts throughout KS3 as well.   There are very many aspects explored in Young Samurai which lend themselves to discussion, enabling us to develop specific Speaking and Listening tasks for formal assessment, as well as numerous opportunities for analysis and as a springboard for creative writing. A really useful teachers’ guide.”

J. Clarkson, United Church Schools Trust


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