Street Child by Berlie Doherty Historical Fiction
This text is about a child called Jim Jarvis, who is a runaway. When his mother dies, Jim is all alone in the workhouse and desperate to escape. But London in the 1860s is a dangerous and lonely place for a small boy and life is a constant battle for survival. Jus when Jim finds some friends, he is snatched away and made to work for the remorselessly cruel Grimy Nick, constantly guarded by his vicious dog, Snipe. Will Jim ever be free?
The children are using a range of reading skills to help the decipher the text.
Some of these skills include: