Features for Teachers: The Hill of the Red Fox

Are you looking for rewarding reading resources that your pupils will relish? Then why not try this great resource pack for The Hill of the Red Fox by Allan Campbell McLean?

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The Resource Pack, created by Scottish teacher Andrew Young, aims to provide a broad range of tasks on background, plot, characterisation and language as well as a range of stimuli and suggested topics for creative and personal writing, from which teachers can choose as appropriate to the ability of pupils and the teaching time available.

The pack brings together a variety of activities to help pupils with a range of literacy goals. Activities are designed to support comprehension, vocabulary and critical analysis. If needed, you can adapt them for Support, Core or Extension levels.

With this pack, your pupils can:

  • Explore the world and words of The Hill of the Red Fox
  • Get to know the characters, including 12-year-old Alasdair Cameron
  • Create their own pieces of writing inspired by the context and cues from the book

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More about The Hill of the Red Fox

The Hill of the Red FoxIt’s the Cold War. Soviet spies are feared, and secrets are traded. People disappear.

Thirteen-year-old Alasdair, from London, knows nothing about spies and secrets.

On his way to claim a croft on the Isle of Skye left to him in his father’s will, a stranger slips him a mysterious note before leaping from a moving train.

Could this note lead him to discover more about his unknown father – the former military hero? Or is it just a cruel hoax?

Gradually adjusting to the tough life on Skye, Alasdair is not prepared for the web of danger and espionage that unfolds around him. Can he trust anyone on the island?

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