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“Tuesday” by David Wiesner

Posted by eastwoldblog on March 1, 2010

Our latest Literacy unit is Non-Fiction texts – Recounts.

This week Y5 will be taking the role of a Detective investigating the strange occurrences in the night in David Wiesner’s Tuesday.

01.03.10

Today’s task was to gather evidence and take notes for a Police Report on the ‘incident’.

Thinking about:

Witnesses, who claim to have seen ‘things’.

Potential Witnesses, who might have seen or heard odd things in the night.

Evidence, things that have been left behind.

Other Strange Happenings, things that people might have reported which could be connected.

There were lots of good pieces of information taken from the wordless text and some very creative ideas dreamed up by the children!

I was especially impressed with Philippa’s work. So here it is!

I was really impressed with her organisation of her work.

She has used great word choices to fit the style and purpose, as well as including loads of really good ideas for her to ‘investigate’ later.

Well done – I thought I would celebrate your work on here!

In this video David  Wiesner talks about how he was inspired to create his latest book – I think the art work is amazing!

02.03.10

I today’s literacy we played character’s from the book and some not from the book but from our imagination!

We used “Sound Recorder” in the ICT Suite to record the ‘Police Interviews’.

One person took on the role of the investigating detective and another, took on the role of the witness.

We were able then to collect them together as evidence for our case report that we will be writing later in the week.

There were all sorts of ‘interesting’ interviews, from the Sleeping Granny and The Man eating his supper, to fishermen, astronomers and even a recording from RAF radar stations (very creative Luke and Ben!)

Tomorrow we will look at changing the direct speech, in the recordings, to reported speech in the form of a Police Interview Report.

Mr W.

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2 Responses to ““Tuesday” by David Wiesner”

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  2. Mr. Wuffles! said

    Incidentally, the teacher from whom I borrowed the photo above has devised a lesson to accompany Tuesday. Basically, he asks students to examine the illustrations and use them to develop a set of notes for a police report on the incident presented. What witnesses and potential witnesses are found in the book? What evidence is there to substantiate claims? Looks like fun!

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