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Baby Bear comes home/Baby Bear speaks…

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By Antony Lishak — Children’s Author

A delightful caption story poster, launching a six-part story-writing workshop by Literacy Time PLUS’ new Writer-in-residence, Antony Lishak.

Background information

This downloadable poster presents a caption story about a baby teddy bear accidentally left in a school and the twilight journey of Mummy and Daddy Bear as they go to rescue him. The story is the starting point for a six-part story-writing workshop by Literacy Time PLUS’ new Writer-in-residence, Antony Lishak.

In Part 1, Baby Bear speaks… (Leaflet 1 – available only in the PRINT version of the magazine) the children can hear Baby Bear’s point of view and discover the story behind the story. Future leaflets in the series will focus on other characters in Baby Bear Comes Home and tell their story, inviting children to think about point of view, and planting seeds in their mind for a whole range of other stories to tell and write.

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Using the poster

Activity 1: Retelling the story

  • Ask the children to recount the story. Encourage them to use the phrases ‘at the beginning’, ‘in the middle’ and ‘in the end’ to help them structure their retelling.
  • Invite them to identify the problem (Baby Bear has been left in school), the adventures (what happens to the characters on their journey) and the outcome (how everything is resolved).
  • Very young children could verbally retell the story to a group, while older children could create a sequenced storyboard of what happened.
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