Image placeholder Reading Journal What sort of text ? Book eBook Image placeholder Film Read Along Audio story Some ideas for your journal Write a letter to the author. 'tweet' a book review - 140 characters! Image placeholder Email a character. Film a book review. More ideas for your journal Record a book review Make a storyboard using Image placeholder keynote Write a diary for the main character Even More ideas for your journal Make a tv advert for the book. Write a podcast for the Image placeholder book. Explain why you would like to meet one of the characters in real life. And finally ... Make a timeline or show routes on a map Write a diary that might have been kept by the main character Make a picture book of part of the story Add some ideas of your own You are a detective You are a detective following the main character. Write a report Image placeholder on their actions and What you think these tell us about them. Fortune teller You are fortune teller. Use evidence from the Image book to predict the future for The placeholder characters. Zone of relevance Mood chart Happy Sad Beginning Middle End Connectives when but after so or if then and so because while So that before so or Connectives The boy went in the tunnel but and the girl did not want to. or Connectives Anthony Browne wrote The Tunnel but and so he also wrote Gorilla. My reading blog Tell me People Places Story Time Role on the wall Books I've read Title Date Drama: telephone conversations Children sit back to back and role play a conversation between two characters Skills: Listen carefully Speak clearly Discuss and describe characters and events Develop an understanding about characters, situation or story Use appropriate language in role Drama:freeze-frame A child or group position themselves as a character at a particular moment and then freeze - they need to think about body position and facial expressions Skills: Develop empathy Take on character roles Consider different points of view Discuss character motivation Drama:hot seating Interview someone in role as a character to explore their feelings, motivation and interpretation of events Skills: Ask and answer inferential questions Discuss and reflect upon character motivation Extension: Do in small groups and then 'freeze' the class to listen in Hot seat characters 10 years after the story - where a they now? Record the activity with a 'role on the wall'