Discovery related texts

9 Jul

Below is my continually evolving list of possible AOS Discovery related texts.  The list is intended to be ordered alphabetically by name of text.

Your choice of related text should be informed by the rubric for the AOS and your set text.

  1. A Mighty Heart (film)
  2. After Ever After – Disney Parody’ (parody video)
  3. Americannah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (novel)
  4. ‘And of clay we are created’ by Isabel Allende (short story)
  5. ‘An Origin Story’ by Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye (Spoken Word poetry)
  6. Approved for Adoption directed by Laurent Boileau and Jung (film  – English subtitles)
  7. ‘A Ride Out Of Phrao’ by Dina Nayeri (short story)
  8. Bran Nue Dae (film)
  9. Because who is perfect?‘ (video clip)
  10. Belonging by Jeannie Baker (picture book)
  11. Beloved by Toni Morrison (novel)
  12. Calico Joe by John Grisham (novel)
  13. Cool Runnings (film)
  14. Dead Poets Society directed by Peter Weir (film)
  15. El Deafo by Cece Bell (graphic novel)
  16. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey (novel)
  17. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (film)
  18. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (novel)
  19. Fox by Margaret Wild (picture book)
  20. God Help the Child by Toni Morrison (novel)
  21. Grave of the Fireflies (film)
  22. Home and Away by John Marsden and Matt Ottley (picture book)
  23. Hotel Rwanda (film)
  24. How to Make It to the Promised Land directed by Sam Zalutzky (short film)
  25. I am Sam (film)
  26. Invictus (film)
  27. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey (novel)
  28. Left Neglected by Lisa Genova (novel)
  29. Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet (novel)
  30. Like a Girl‘ (promotion, video clip)
  31. Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende (novel)
  32. Meet the Superhumans‘ (promotion, video clip)
  33. Mirror (picture book)
  34. Nutshell by Ian McEwan (novel)
  35. New Boy directed by Steph Green (short film)
  36. Paper Towns by John Green (novel)
  37. Persepolis by Marjan Satrapi (graphic novel)
  38. Running (Unstoppable)‘ by the Canadian Paralympic Committee (promotion, video clip)
  39. Selma (film)
  40. ‘Spelling Father’ by Marshall Jones (Spoken Word poetry)
  41. The Arrival by Shaun Tan (picture book)
  42. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (novel)
  43. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba (novel)
  44. The Door‘ by Miroslav Holub (poem)
  45. The Gallery of Vanished Husbands by Natasha Solomons (novel)
  46. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (novel)
  47. The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman (novel)
  48. ‘The Lottery’ by Shirley Jackson (short story)
  49. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris van Allsburg (picture book)
  50. The Penalty by Mal Peet (novel)
  51. The Princess Bride (film)
  52. The Rabbits by John Marsden and Shaun Tan (picture book)
  53. The Right Word‘ by Imtiaz Dharker (poem)
  54. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (novel)
  55. The Sapphires (film)
  56. The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman (novel)
  57. The Terrible Thing by Eve Bunting (picture book)
  58. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (novel)
  59. To This Day‘ by Shane Koyczan (Spoken Word poetry or graphic novel)
  60. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (film).

See also this post which identifies some relevant animated shorts.


8 Responses to “Discovery related texts”


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