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.
You will need to obtain the book The Bones of Fred McFee by Eve Bunting - it is not included in this resource. You can borrow it from the library or purchase it on Amazon. There are certain sections that you will need to fill in on the powerpoint from a copy or photo of the pages of the book if you would like the class to be able to see parts of the book together. I could not add them myself due to copyright.
===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)
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