This week in Writer’s Workshop we are learning about the features of a picture story book
Below is a table that we developed which shows what 3A consider to be the ……..
ELEMENTS OF A GOOD PICTURE STORY BOOK
|TITLE||Memorable, catchy, match tone of story|
|THEME||(Message) emotions, difference, friendship, feelings, YCDI keys|
|NARRATIVE STRUCTURE (Problem/complication)||A problem/complication that needs to be solved|
|BOLD BEGINNING||Hooks the reader|
|SETTING||Set the mood and help reader become involved with story|
|VOICE/AUDIENCE||Story appeals to the audience. Author’s personality shines through. Believable and related to author’s experience.|
|WORD PLAY(good to read aloud)||Rhythm, rhyme, repetition, voice, flow, sensory words, alliteration, vocabulary, adjectives, verbs, similes, onomatopoeia,|
|ILLUSTRATIONS||Create drama and excitement, support the text, reveal what is not said (gives reader opportunity to make inferences), create a “big reveal” moment|
|EXCELLENT ENDING||Ties up the story.|
Today we read
It made us laugh! Fearless is timid and polite but people who didn’t know him thought he was scary.
We wrote on the features of this picture story book on our whiteboard.
What did you like the most about Fearless?
Can you describe Fearless’s character traits?