Use Your Imagination by Nicola O’Byrne – Teaching Literary Skills with Picture Books

#31 of the picture books that I have been sharing, (only one left to go). Picture books that can be used to teach literary skills to middle or high school students. Just because they are in the older grades doesn’t mean that picture books can’t be a great resource on its own or as a paired passage.

Use Your Imagination by Nicola O’Byrne – Teaching Literary Skills with Picture Books

51sbNXkSNCL._SX400_BO1,204,203,200_Description from Amazon:

Rabbit is bored. What shall he do? Luckily, Wolf has the perfect solution. “Why not write a story?” he suggests. Rabbit thinks this is a great idea! And so Wolf teaches Rabbit to use his imagination to create the perfect story with lots of exciting props and interesting characters. Rabbit is desperate to know what happens next when it suddenly becomes clear that Wolf is very hungry —uh-oh, so that’s how the story ends. But Wolf hasn’t reckoned on Rabbit’s excellent imagination. . . .

Literary Skills that can be taught with the book Use Your Imagination?

Theme
– Be careful what you wish for
– Imaginations are important

Inference
– What story is referenced with the big ear, big eyes? What could this imply?
– What story is reference with the little red cape? What could this imply?

Grammar
– Punctuation use for exclamation marks, question marks, and quotation marks.

Compare and Contrast
– Compare to Little Red Riding Hood story.

Irony
– The wolf thought he was in charge of the story but who ultimately has the upper hand in this story?

Characterization
–  How does the Wolf manipulate the story to go the way you wants? Why does he do this?
–  Why does the rabbit go along with the wolf’s plans? Why does he do this?

Writing Activity
– Use your imagination to write your own story for wolf and rabbit.
– Create another story using some of rabbits suggestions that Wolf did not like.

Use Your Imagination can be found on Amazon click HERE


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