On Monday, Year 5 were introduced to their new English read, ‘The Island’ by Armin Greder. To launch our new book, the children were ask to draw, write and annotate any ideas that came to mind after hearing the word ‘island’. After five minutes, the children shared their ideas which consisted of drawings of palm trees, coconuts and the sea.
Then, after hearing the title of our new book, the children predicted the genre, type and theme of the book. There were lots of great ideas, including the general idea that someone might get washed up on a desert island. Both classes were very surprised (but excited) to find out that their new book would be a picture book.