Earth Day

In April month many schools focused on Earth Day (22.04.2019) and we thought, we would join in.

“First recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, and with sales of over one million copies, “What a Wonderful World” has become a poignant message of hope for people everywhere. Sweet and positive in its message, with bright, beautiful art, this book is sure to be a hit. Perfect for sharing!” (Macmillan Publishers) look inside. What a Wonderful World works especially well younger primary learners. Watch our videos for all our teaching ideas. Here is also a great ‘environment’ book list.

Peritextual features
Front cover: Introduce characters(boy and bird);
Endpapers: Image of the world can be used to talk about where the children live and to label other countries they may know;
Dedication: Worth pointing out ‘For everyone’
Title page: Ask children to look for the blue bird in all the spreads and notice the one he is missing from

Teacher education
Micro-teaching

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Multiliteracies
Learning: Identifying different landscapes and the
different plants, trees, flowers and creatures; learning/revising colours of the rainbow; identifying own country on a map of the world; planning action to protect the earth and drawing up a green classroom action plan
Music: Understanding the different purposes of songs; identifying musical instruments; recognising musical notes

 Integrating global issues in the creative English language classroom: With reference to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The quiz How green am I? is from Teaching children how to learn, Activity Worksheets Chapter 3.

Notes from the classroom
Writing a song, finding happy moments in our everyday lives.
Celebrating happy events in our lives and enjoying the wonder of ordinary moments.

Additional Suggestions

Below you will find some more recommendations linked to the theme of Earth Day. We have indicated if we think the picturebook is suitable for Younger Primary Learners [YPL], Older Primary Learners [OPL] or All Primary Learners [APL]. We have also linked suitable teaching resources.

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