Nyangoma's Story-A Child's Life in Uganda
Nyangoma is an Ugandan girl who tells her daily life to children of her age: what they eat, how their school is like, the toys they play with, her friends. It's really touching listening to her words describing her Country and her life.
Nyangoma, a twelve-year-old African girl, invites the reader into her world to meet her family and to see what everyday life is like in a real Ugandan village. Come and find out about her home and school and what Nyangoma and her friends do in their free time. Then discover what happens to her one day on the way to school.
Home and family, food, animals, the world around us
Grammar and structures
Past continuous - Present perfect - Will - Adverbs - Conjunctions after before - If so - If and when clauses (in zero conditionals) - Before / after clauses - Verbs that take infinite /gerund - Infinitive of purpose - Be/look like - Be made of/from - Comparatives and superlatives - Descriptive adjectives
Valuing other cultures | Friendship | Citizenship
Stage 4 400 headwords | A2 | Flyers | Real Life
Judge’s comment: This reader combines non-fiction and fictional stylist elements to tell the everyday true story of a girl from Uganda called Nyangoma. Through photographs and illustrations, which are combined with simple but evocative text, we learn about her daily life including food, school, friends and toys. She even encounters a snake on her journey to school! Children can also compare the story to their own everyday lives and culture in their country. The book was created in association with Adelante Africa, an NGO which supports schools and communities in Uganda. In short, this fun hybrid non-fiction reader is both engaging and meaningful. Kids, as well as the parents or teachers they read it with, will all love it!