Here are a couple of game-based resources you could use for EAL learners reading Varjak Paw. Our Year 4 students have really enjoyed the book (I did too, although I didn’t like the ending!).
Anyhow, here’s a Kahoot! to play at the end of the book:
Before reading, I found it useful to prime learners for some cat-specific vocab that might pop up!
Cat related words (one of my more random Wordwalls)
I anagrammed that one too, see here.
Also, here’s a hangman of terms from earlier in the book, things like Contessa, humiliation, fireplace, insect, guard, etc. I found that guessing these prompted some discussion, so you could use the activity to teach phrases for probably (It could be… Maybe it’s… It’s definitely….!).