Book Week

Add to My Folder

This content has not been rated yet. (Write a review)

Store your resources in your very own folder.

Sign in or sign up today!

Find out more

By Hilary White

Choosing a favourite picture book and looking at a different aspect on each day of the week is a great way to explore story elements such as character, setting and plot.

children reading

What to do


Share your chosen picture book with the children. If possible, re-read the book throughout the day and put copies in the book corner and other relevant areas of the setting.


Focus on the central character or characters in the story. Look for them in each picture and talk about their appearance, personality, actions and feelings. How does each character respond to the story events? Create a big group picture of the character using paint and collage. With the children, come up with descriptive words and phrases, write them out as labels and stick them around the character to create a wall poster.

Log in to your account to read

Don't have an account?

Create your FREE Scholastic account


You need to be signed in to place a review.