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Votes for Women

Written by Jill Atkins

Part of the Rising Stars Reading Planet Series

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Reading Planet - Votes for Women - Level 8: Fiction (Supernova)

Votes for Women is included in the Rising Stars Reading Planet reading scheme at the Red+ level. The book is a fictionalised version of events leading to the suffrage of women in 1918. The main protagonists in the book are Alice, a keen member of the suffragette movement, and her younger sister Rose, who whilst interested in the prospect of votes for women, is less certain about the approaches used to gain attention for the cause. Composed of diary extracts, letters and a third-person narrative, the story is engaging and also enables the reader to appreciate the complexity of the issues from the perspective of different characters.

As with all books in the series, there is a set of comprehension questions asking readers to retrieve key information; to consider the meaning and effectiveness of vocabulary; and to evaluate the actions of characters at different points of the narrative. Further research prompts are also provided, ensuring that pupils have the opportunity to extend and apply their understanding of the text. Whilst a fascinating read in its own right, the book offers opportunities to understand the effect of key aspects of British history, such as the impact of World War I on the movement for women’s suffrage, making it a valuable addition to the school history collection.

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Votes for Women is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band.

Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 10-11 years

Votes for Women Synopsis

Alice and Rose are sisters growing up in the early years of the 20th century. As far as sixteen-year-old Alice is concerned, there is no more important issue to campaign for than ensuring women get the right to vote. By contrast, her sister Rose is uncertain over whether to support the Suffragette movement that Alice is so passionate about, or to be more like her beloved Granny who believes change can only be achieved through peaceful protest. While the Suffragettes - and Alice - become involved in increasingly dangerous activities to support their cause, Rose is dealing with the effects of the start of World War I, and wondering whether she will ever get the chance to become someone who makes a difference in the world. Will both girls be able to achieve their dreams without risking their lives and going against their own beliefs?

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ISBN: 9781510445369
Publication date: 27/09/2019
Publisher: Rising Stars UK Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781510445369
Publication date: 27th September 2019
Author: Jill Atkins
Publisher: Rising Stars UK Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Historical Fiction, History, Reading Scheme

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