Mini Picturebook Lesson 6: I AM BAT by Morag Hood

Notes

SynopsisA story about a bat who really likes cherries.
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 Linksscience, art and design
ValuesSharing, being open-minded and accepting of alternative options and change.
World Event DayInternational Bat Appreciation Day

LET’S START

  • Equipment: dictionary (online or paper), tablet or laptop & internet connection and perhaps headphones
  • Materials for the Bat: paper, pipe-cleaners, coloured pens, scissors
  • Time: 20-30 minutes

STEP 1: Look at the Cover

LookDescribe the bat on the front cover: colour, position, face.
Predict Is the bat happy or sad? 
ResearchWhat do bats like to eat?  
ThinkDo bats like cherries? Do you like cherries? 
ChooseChoose three words to describe a cherry. 
PredictWhich other creatures like cherries?
CheckFind the meaning of the word ‘fangs’ in your dictionary.   

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.
What is Morag Hood wearing on her head?
Pause and count. How many cherries can you see?
How will bat feel if you take his cherries?
 Which creatures take the bat’s cherries? 
 How does bat feel?
What fruit do the creatures give the bat to feel better? 
 Does the bat like the new fruit? What is it?

STEP 4: Add your Voice

CreateMake your own paper-bat. Template
ActMake a happy, angry, ferocious and sad face. 
ObserveWhich fruit can you find in your kitchen or your local supermarket? 
Research Which other creatures have fangs? 
Your opinionWhy do you think the author chose cherries as the bat’s favourite fruit?
PersonaliseWhat is your favourite fruit? Why?
Your OpinionWhat do you think is the message of this story? 

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?

Find out about other animals which like fruit.

THE END

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

I AM BAT by Morag Hood, published by Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky 2017

Video © Scottish BookTrust

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