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I blog about picture books and how to use them to teach writing.  Links to all titles, subjects and their resources below.

Resources by Title

East of the Sun West of the Moon – the illustrations of P J Lynch

East of the Sun West of the Moon – comparison with other fairy tales

East of the Sun West of the Moon – comparison with another heroine, Queen Anahit of ‘The Golden Bracelet’

East of the Sun West of the Moon – resources for teaching use of symbolism

Fox by Margaret Wild – a compare and contrast with other picture books with themes of friendship, loyalty and belonging

‘Fox’ by Margaret Wild and ‘Cow’ by Malachy Doyle – teaching time adverbials

Halibut Jackson – design and describe an outfit for Halibut’s shop

Mog the Forgetful Cat – teaching 9 types of adverbial

The Lost Happy Endings – adverbials starting with adjectives

The Mousehole Cat – resources to support the Power of Reading unit

The Village That Vanished – resources to support the Power of Reading unit

Resources by Subject

Fronted adverbials starting with ‘with’

Fronted adverbials starting with prepositions

Adverbials starting with adjectives

Adverbials – the types your learner writers need to know

Teaching sentence demarcation

Teaching use of symbolism in stories

Picture book recommendations

A House Held Up By Trees by Ted Kooser

Little Boat by Kathy Henderson

Lugalbanda by Kathy Henderson

Tabby Cat’s Secret by Kathy Henderson