The first part of my bookweek input was today- and I used the utterly fab Roses garden by Peter Reynolds. The children (aged seven-eight) were spellbound and the work they created after was fab.
I did slightly different things with each class-
class 1- we read the story, they then went off in 3’s to make an audio story of 5 places Rose visited, with illustrations. When they finish tomorrow me might video them, and the pitures to make a collection of stories embedded into a flipchart.
class 2- we read the story and created story maps in pairs. The children then recorded their stories into an easispeak, and photographed their story maps. I’ll put them all into powerpoint tonight.
class 3- we read the story, each child created short descriptions of one place Rose might have visited and an accompanying illustration. They recorded their stories into an easi speak and photographed their pictures. They are in Activprimary.
The story really lends itself to so many lessons, and the subtle illustrations are fantastic. If you have not read it- do so! NOW!
Thank you Peter Reynolds.