Again, under the direction of Mrs. Sampson, pupils in all classes work on a novel in small groups. As they read, they engage with many skills e.g. predicting, discussing, comparing/contrasting, character descriptions, summarizing etc. They undertook oral and written exercises following each chapter. They also find the meanings of new words and keep a note of all this work in their notebooks. Much engagement takes place in the groups and the novels are dealt with in great detail. It has proved to be a very popular activity and has greatly helped encourage reading as a pastime.