Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Making Reading Salad
Thinking about the Cover
Jackson: There's weed and grass and a yellow kiwi with a black beak in a circle.
And I know it's a New Zealand book because of the NZ sticker with the silver fern.
I think that all birds have brown claws (like the one in the picture.)
Keanu: The cover spreads over the whole book. The tail of the kakapo is on the back cover. It's in half at the spine.
Marshall: I know why it's blueish. It's night time. It's bluey black.
Marshall and Keanu: The ferns are there because it's a forest.
Marshall: I can see a river with ferns over it and the river goes behind the kakapo even though you can't see it.
Jackson: The river is not blue. It's like greeny slime.
Thinking about the Title Page
Cameron: There's a 'sticker' for the publisher here too.
It says: written by Ben Brown and illustrated by Helen Taylor here and on the cover.
I notice there are reeds and leaves on the ground.
Claudia: I notice that a bird had tumbled onto the ground.
Isabella: The big bird had made the other bird fall down.
Claudia: The kakapo's legs are up in the air.
Isabella: The picture on the title page is the same as the picture on the last page of the story. Maybe it was a favourite page in the book.
We will do some more thinking and sharing on Wednesday.
Tui class at Kaipara Flats