SynopsisA story about a wolf who tries to entice a creature to leave its cave.
Lesson accessvia url-link or QR-Code
Equipment for childtablet, phone or laptop, internet connection, perhaps headphones
Materials dictionary (online or paper), craft materials
Language Skillslistening, vocabulary (verbs), speaking (read aloud)
Cross-curricular Linksgeography, art and design, science
ValuesBeing aware of ulterior motives, feelings
World Event DayInternational Wolf Day

Let’s Start

  • Equipment: dictionary (online or paper), tablet or laptop & internet connection and perhaps headphones
  • Materials to draw like Rob Hodgson: paper, coloured pens and pencils  
  • Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Mini Picturebook e-Lessons: Guidelines

    STEP 1: Look at the Cover

    LookWhat do you see on the front cover? Creatures, colours, shapes, facial expressions.
    PersonaliseLook at the title. Have you visited a cave? Where?
    ResearchWhich creatures live in caves?
    PredictWhich creature do you think lives in this cave?
    PredictDo you think the wolf wants the creature to come out of the cave? Why? 
    PredictWhat would you say to invite the creature out of the cave?
    CheckLook up the meaning of the word ‘bored’.  How do you say ‘bored’ in your language? Do you ever get bored? Why
    Step 2 and Step 3: Listen and Watch
    Part AListen and watch for general understanding and enjoyment.
    Part BListen and watch again and answer the questions, pause and replay when you need to.
    Why does the creature stay in the cave?
     What does the wolf say to persuade the creature to come out of his cave?
     Pause and read: What is the title of the book the wolf is reading?
    Who is getting hungry? The wolf or the creature in the cave?
     What does the wolf finally offer the creature that makes him come
    out of the cave?
     What happened to the wolf?
    Step 4: Add your Voice
    ReviewRemember the different ways the wolf tries to invite the creature out of the cave?
    ResearchFind three things bears like to eat.
    ThinkComplete the sentence. A friend is someone who ……..
    PersonaliseWhat did you think the little creature was? Were you surprised it was a bear? Why?
    Observe & DrawWhich is your favourite illustration? Draw a picture in the style of Rob Hodgson.
    ThinkWhat do you think is the message of this story?
    Your opinionWhich is your favourite part of the story? Why?
    Step 5: Share and Evaluate your work
    ShareSend your work to your teacher or share in your virtual classroom.
    EvaluateComplete the evaluation sheet to reflect on your learning.

    Need Help ? Part A: Read and complete. You can write or say your answers. You can do this on your own, in pairs or in a class discussion.
    Part B: Think about how well you did. Choose and draw the smiley face that fits best.

    Teacher Notes

    Want More?
    Learn how to draw the bear with Rob.

    ©Ellis, G. & Gruenbaum, T. for PEPELT 2020

    The Cave by Rob Hodgson, published by Frances Lincoln 2017

    Video © BookTrust