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WHOLE SCHOOL PROJECT - JOURNEY BY AARON BECKER (A WORDLESS PICTURE BOOK): This term we have been carrying out a whole school project around the wordless picture book, “Journey” by Aaron Becker.
Here is a video link of the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRsmuveKWuk
The beauty of wordless books are that children automatically become “storytellers” as they rely on the illustrations to interpret and “read” the story. It's likely that each storyteller will interpret the story differently, so we may end up reading one story with lots of versions, this includes retelling the story in your own language.
We cannot underestimate the benefits of engaging with wordless pictures books. It is a powerful tool in development of literacy skills and provides the opportunity for children to:
Broaden their vocabulary by naming and describing what they can see
Predict what will happen next using picture clues
Explain the actions of a character
Share their views and opinions
Make inferences and reason why things may happen
Know how stories are structured
Become confident story tellers and use story language
And most importantly develop a love of reading
We really let our imaginations run wild during this topic, and we were very happy to receive a great many photographs from all our Home Learners, to share what they have been doing. Have a look at the gallery we have created here: