Michael Morpurgo (Author Studies Series)De (autor) Sally Wilkinson
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 14 Feb 2003
Inside each book is a full-color pullout poster illustrating the work of the author, which also has a set of challenges for children on the back.
Michael Morpurgo is the author of over 60 books for children, including Sam's Duck, The Butterfly Lion, The Wreck of the Zanzibar, and Kensuke's Kingdom. Beginning with a detailed plan for structuring a half-term's work on Michael Morpurgo, this book presents activities that focus on narrative structure, character development, settings and themes. Activities and games include: focus on biography - writing blurbs, role-playing 'ask the author', creating a magazine article/web page about the author; exploring key themes, including bullies, not liking school, caring for animals, relationships with older people, and farm and country life; creating a character sketch; writing in role; focusing on time with a story web; analyzing setting; and an in-depth study of The Butterfly Lio.
Acknowledgements. Introduction. Map of contents. 1. Biographical information. 2. Narrative structure and storyline. 3. Characters. 4. Settings. 5. Themes. 6. Comparing stories - teaching sequence over five lessons. 7. In close: teaching sequence.