The Reluctant Dragon: Week 1
Using the images provided discuss perceptions of dragons the children may already be familiar with.
What is similar about the dragons, what is different?
Complete the left column with words and phrases children would use to describe a dragon. You may need to use prompt questions such as what does a dragon’s skin/eyes/mouth/tail look like? Which words describe how a dragon behaves? Consider adjectives that describe size, touch and the shape of a dragon and its features. The right hand column will be filled in during week 3.
Make predictions and map the story as you read using a plot diagram. You could copy onto a large sheet of paper or the children could copy into their journals.