Teaching Resources to support the DBA shortlists.

Writing Book Reviews

  • Book Review Template
    A quick and easy grid to help guide your thoughts when writing a book review
  • Book Review Form
    A quick grid-based template to help structure your book reviews


Primary List Activities

These are based on the primary list and have some tasks for teachers/reading group leaders to use with their students.

Secondary Level Activities

  • Topical Discussion Starters
    Many of this year’s long-list books, as well as being excellent stories, also both directly and indirectly highlight important social and ethical issues. Here are some suggestions for topical discussion starters to use with either a group or a whole class. They could also provide ideas for persuasive or creative writing tasks.