Come away from the water Shirley:
Front cover: Ask children to predict what the book will be about.
Endpapers: A pirate’s map, which can be returned to and looked at closely.
Title page This presents the main characters flying a pirate’s flag.
There are lots of clues in these peritextual features which children will use to predict a story about pirates.
In fact, it is two visual narratives – the parents’ boring day at the beach, and Shirley’s adventure with pirates appear on facing pages. It’s magical!
Courtney: Reading images and developing imagination
Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car:
Literacy: Recognising rich authentic language
The Shopping Basket:
Learning: Predicting, memorising, subtracting, sequencing, personalising;
Emotional: understanding loneliness
Visual: interpreting illustrations
Notes from the classroom
The Magic Bed: Opening a door to dreamland.
Designing a bed – learning about unusual beds.
Guessing the content of a book by the cover (different books by John Burningham)
Here are some links we shared in our videos and on our facebook page: