Pancakes

With Shrove Tuesday falling on March 5th, the PEPELT team was not going to miss out on Pancakes.

“Mr Wolf wants to make pancakes but is unable to read the recipe book, write the names of the ingredients or count the money to buy them. His neighbours are unwilling to help him, but are soon lured by the delicious smell of pancakes when he successfully completes his task.” (Egmont Publishing ) look inside & Jan Fearnley’s website. Mr Wolf’s Pancakes works well with younger primary learners. Watch our videos for all our teaching ideas. And if you need Mr Wolf’s very own pancake recipe, look no further – click here.

Peritextual features
Front cover: Ask the children if they can smell the pancakes.
Back cover: Read blurb and show the illustration of a very full wolf. Return to this once you have shared the picturebook; Share the review and possibly use as a model for writing a review about other picturebooks.
Title page: Unusual title page illustration with a dedication on it. Share this with the children and think about what it might mean
Prologue illustration: Mr Wolf dusting with a feather duster. Connections can be made with other parts of the book. Help the children make these connections once they have experienced the story.

Teacher education
Creating bookrelated ELT reading and writing activities

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Multiliteracies
Learning: Recognising traits of perseverance, resilience, autonomy and self-help and regulation, using a reference book, writing a list to aid memory, counting and checking, predicting, sequencing events and a process, matching characters to events
Cultural: Recognising fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters, making cross cultural comparisons, researching pancakes around the world

Notes from the classroom
Identifying the elements of the story and parts of well-known fairy tales.

Additional Suggestions

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

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