Kindness

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 videosfor all our teaching ideas.

Below you will find some more recommendations linked to the theme of Kindness. 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.

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

Teacher education
Planning a lesson by selecting individual double spreads.

Here we are Teacher Resources

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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

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.

Additional Suggestions

Below you will find some more recommendations linked to the theme of Kindness. 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.

ANTON AND THE BATTLE [OPL]

Children’s Library Lady

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