Alice is a fairy.
She isn’t a permanent fairy.
She is a temporary fairy.
And she is
This step in our David Shannon Author Study focuses on PICTURES.
They are so important to many stories.
Sometimes we create the images in our heads.
Other times the pictures on the paper show us more than the words can express.
First, we read Alice the Fairy laying down with our eyes closed.
We take in the words.
We make a picture in our heads.
Then, we draw a picture on the left side of the page
showing what we IMAGINE Alice to look like.
Then we read the story again.
This time we look at the pictures in the book in detail.
Because David Shannon is extremely detailed
in his magnificent illustrations.
We return to our pictures and we draw what Alice ACTUALLY looks like.
I also remind them to COLOR every part of the picture.
Just like David Shannon would have done.
I personally LOVE this student’s work.
They images so similar but the one on the left has WINGS and a WAND.
The images on the right do not have them.
Then we make our own Alice the Fairy.
My little ones this school year are extreme creative.
So we had to add wands…
to their Alice’s.
Here is my Alice…
and I LOVE her shoes!
And as always,
we LOVE the reading comprehension games to check
and practice our reading comprehension skills.
Check out the author study pack here…
and the collection of art project templates here.
And check out these FUN David Shannon books here!