RL3.7 Dives deep in the close reading's specific aspects of how a text's illustrations contribute to further understanding literary elements.
The Bones of Fred McFee by Eve Bunting is a perfect Halloween story to share with your students with wonderful illustrations that add to the eerie mood in this wonderful yet creepy poem.
This download includes a powerpoint that goes through each stanza - guiding your students through analyzing each page of the book.
===2 Anchor Charts are included:===
Illustrations: We use illustrations to understand setting, mood, characters, plot development, view point and sequence of time
Artistic Elements: Illustrators use tools to create meaning - color, line, shape, space, texture, composition, perspective.
Activity 1: Sketch a StanzaEither assign a stanza to each student to sketch, which you can then compile into your own class book. Or allow the students themselves to choose a stanza they will illustrate.
Activity 2: Evidence from the Illustration (Setting, Character, Mood)This activity will help your student explore how the illustrations can help convey meaning of story elements.
Activity 3: The Fate of the Bones of Fred McFee (Writing Assignment)
Please don't forget to leave feedback!