Right now the students are hard at work with their novel study and it’s one of my favourites – Mr Stink (check out my bookshelf further down). There’s so much we get from this study: we’ve developed our skills in comprehension; we’ve looked into the characters in detail; we’ve examined the role of the reader; we’ve improved our understanding of the importance of visual literacy.
One of our more creative activities was making a diorama of a scene from the story. The students had a choice of a shed scene or a coffee shop scene, and they had to use their visual literacy skills and their comprehension to create their scene out of a shoe box. The results were pretty cool, as you can see from the photo’s below.