Our theme for October is Kindness and our book of the month is Kind by Alison Green. It’s a very special book – a collection of illustrations and text by 38 international illustrators to celebrate kindness. The book explores many different ways we can be kind … a smile, inclusion, story telling… This is lovely review which gives you a ‘look inside’ at the same time. Watch our videos for all our teaching ideas and here is a link to a lesson plan by Scholastic.

Sandie: Peritextual Features

Endpapers: Matching the peepholes to the illustrations in the body of the book

Tatia: Teacher Education

Planning a lesson by selecting individual double spreads.


Gail: Multiliteracies

Visual: Identifying acts of kindness through the illustrations; identifying different illustrative styles
Emotional: Reading facial expressions to identify emotions
Civic: Reflecting on ways to be kind; making a kindness jar

Kindness Jar

Annete: Notes from the Classroom

Getting acquainted with authors/illustrators who contributed to the publication;
Making a poster to promote kindness;
Making a class book illustrated by the learner.