Focus: Responding to reading.
Suitable for: Key Stage 1
What you need: Access to this StoryBird book.
Lesson Plan: As a class, read the story on your IWB so that all the children can see the pictures. Stop reading as a class at page 6. Then give the children the pictures from page 6-16 and allow them to annotate or write on a piece of paper, what their interpretation of what is happening. Come back as a class and share their stories before finding out what actually happened.
Learning Benefits: Children are learning to predict what is happening in a story, interpret pictures and write their own story.
Taking it further: You could extend this activity to having children draw and create their own story book and swap with a partner who can interpret their story. They are then working as a pair to create two different stories.