Mini Picturebook Lesson 7: There’s a Monster IN YOUR BOOK by Tom Fletcher

LET’S START

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

STEP 1: Look at the Cover

LookDescribe the monster on the front cover:  size, colour, face, clothes. 
ThinkAre monsters real or imaginary?
PersonaliseHow would you feel if you saw a monster?
PredictDo you think there is a monster in this book? Why?  Why not?
PersonaliseWhat would you do if there was a monster in this book?
PersonaliseWhat would you do if there was a monster in your room?

STEP 2: Listen and Watch

Listen & Watch (A)Listen and watch Tom Fletcher read the story.  
 Do the actions Tom Fletcher makes to try to get the monster out of the book. 
 Does Tom Fletcher get the monster out of the book?
Where does the monster go?
Listen & Watch (B)What does Tom Fletcher do to get the monster back in the book?
 What does the monster do when he is back in the book?

STEP 3: Add your Voice

Review & MoveWatch the film again, join in with Tom Fletcher and do the actions.
Create Plan how you would get a monster out of your home.
ResearchFind out about 3 different monsters in books or films.
CreateDraw a picture of a monster. (see below for ideas)
ReviewRemember and do the actions Tom Fletcher makes. 
Your opinionWhich is your favourite part of the story?  Why?
ShareSend your work to your teacher or share in your virtual classroom.

THE END

How to draw a Monster: Easy Drawing Ideas

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

There’s a Monster IN YOUR BOOK by Tom Fletcher, published by Puffin 2017

Video © Puffin Time for Stories