This page offers a range of free teaching resources for my books. If you would like more information about them, please contact me using the form on my contact page here.
Interviews with the author
A half-hour podcast with Ally focusing on how she became an author and the inspirations for her story The Buried Crown, conducted by Nikki Gamble from Just Imagine, the Centre for Excellence in Reading, is available here.
The Buried Crown
A teachers’ pack for The Buried Crown, including information on author inspirations, key themes and a range of classroom activities and discussion topics is available free of charge here: Buried Crown Teachers’ Notes
Read an excerpt of The Buried Crown here.
A Just Imagine story starter for The Buried Crown is available here.
Read an excerpt of Black Powder here.
Watch a short video about the story here.
See how the book cover image was created here.
A teachers’ pack for Black Powder, including information on author inspirations, key themes and a range of classroom activities and discussion topics is available free of charge here: Black Powder Teachers’ Notes
More on the historical background
Find out more about the dark and dangerous world of the Gunpowder Plot with these fact sheets:
Fact Sheet 1: gunpowder-plot-confidential-10-facts-about-guy-fawkes
Fact Sheet 3: gunpowder-plot-confidential-religious-background
Fact Sheet 4: gunpowder-plot-confidential-i-spy
Black Powder Activity Sheets
Design a wanted poster: black-powder-activity-sheet-1-design-a-wanted-poster
Write a letter: black-powder-activity-sheet-2-write-a-letter
Write a news story: black-powder-activity-sheet-3-write-a-news-story