DEC Scan Journal : Volume 36 Issue 1
2017 Volume 36, Issue 1 48 Did You Take the B from My _ook? (continued) Using quality literature springboard English Early Stage 1. Kindergarten How do I use the text to teach the textual concepts of Connotation, Imagery and Symbol, Point of View, and Code and Convention? Book discussion linked to understanding Point of View and Connotation, Imagery and Symbol: After an initial reading of the picture book with students, discuss what happened in the story and why they thought it was funny. Talk about the sound of the words with the letter B missing and how we realise more and more words start with that letter. Repeat some of the funny lines and ask students to try saying them. For example, ‘Here’s a pair of _lue _oots’. Talk to students about using our imagination when we read and write stories. Do we really believe we could sneeze and lose a letter? Now ask students who they think are the characters in this book. Look through the images in the book to see if they can find a character. You will only be able to find images linked to the missing letter B from the words. Point out to students that the images help us understand the story and the words with the missing B but they do not show us the main character. Explain to the students that you as the teacher/narrator take on the role of the main character and the students are also characters in this book as they engage in the story. The questions at the end of the page are asked to them: ‘Am I saying it wrong?’ ‘Is it there when you say it?’ This makes us feel a part of the story. Ask students to imagine that they have lost the first letter of their name and ask them to introduce themselves to the person beside them. ‘Hi, my name is _elly.’ Who has the funniest sounding name in the class with the first letter missing? What would be the worst letter to lose (understanding and engaging personally)? ES110CTICUA2 • discuss creative language features in imaginative texts that can enhance enjoyment, e.g . illustrations, repetition ES108BRV2UA5 • identify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a text (ACELT1578) ES110CTICDA2 • engage with and appreciate the imaginative use of language through storytelling. Add the letter b Draw a picture to match the word Ball Beachball by Openclipart _ull _ utterfly _ eetle _ed _ lue _oots Code and Convention linked to Connotation, Imagery and Symbol activity: Ask students to look at the pages of the book and identify the symbol used to indicate that a letter is missing. Throughout the book, an underlined space ( _ ) is used to identify where the B should be in a word. The picture helps us know what the word should be although we say it differently. Provide students with a list of the words in the book which are missing the letter B. Students are asked to say the words without the letter and then write in the letter B, say the word aloud and draw a picture to go with it. Repeat this activity with another letter that you have been learning about in class or brainstorm a list of words with students that all start with a certain letter, write them on the board, have students come and draw a matching image, then erase the initial sound and have students try to say the new words together. Create a quiz for students with 3 images of things that start with the same letter and ask students to work out what letter has gone missing (understanding). Sample quiz cards: _at Dark cat by Ossidiana _ar Beetle (car) by Chrisdesign _ard White deck: 2 of diamonds by Nicubunu The missing letter is _ _og Dog by Gerald_G _ onut Pink donut by PinkJellyfish _uck Badeendji by Klàro The missing letter is _ ES104ARV1DAPK2 • understand that spoken words are made up of sounds ES104ARV1DAPK4 • consistently identify words that start with the same initial sound ES104ARV1DAPK6 • identify the beginning and end sounds of words ES104ARV1DAPK8 • segment simple spoken words into separate sounds ES104ARV1DAPK9 • identify the new word when asked to delete or add a phoneme (sound) to an existing spoken word ES104ARV1DACK1 • identify some familiar written symbols in context, e.g . logos, computer icons and commands, labels of packages, signs.
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