Reception

 

‚ÄčFiction Reading

Overview
In this session I read my picture book story The Adventures of Mary the Morris. Children join in, and there's a fun surprise at the end of the reading. Plenty of opportunities for follow-up activities – recounts, predicting and storyboarding.

Learning objectives
Listening and responding, predicting.

Size of group
Works best with a small group – no more than 30.

Duration
About 30 – 40 minutes.

Location
Classroom.

Ideas for follow-up activities

  • Independent work: Retell the story in words and pictures.
  • Role-play: Re-enact the story using children's own words.
  • Discussion: What happens next to Bertie the Bentley?