Our theme for the month of January was Celebrating Diversity and our picturebook of the month was Amazing by Steve Antony.
Front cover: Predict who the characters are and what might happen
Back cover: Read the blurb and ask the children “How are you amazing?”
Endpapers: Zibbo the dragon in different positions which could be used to talk about when rereading the picturebook
Title page: Presents the main characters
Visual and transport: Identifying wheel devices and different forms of transport
Disability: Identifying adjustments in the environment which support people with disabilities.
Stella Young Ted Talk
Using the cover to incite interest
Linking the story to personal interests – unusual pets
Brainstorming ideas for language development
Using the endpapers to develop language related to actions, emotions and numbers
Identifying double spreads that lend themselves to language development – actions, emotions, circle shapes
Discussing unusual pets – writing a description of ideal pet.
If I had Zibo as a pet – writing activity – practicing action verbs and first conditional.
Amazing Dragons – describing a dragon,writing a recipe for a dragon, finding out about dragon legends in different cultures.