Mem Fox's Animal Characters
The use of the Internet to play an audio recording of the author's voice reading her own book grabs the student's attention. Connecting Australia and animals to the lesson creates a bridge of relevance to the students own lives, especially when they create their own depictions of animals from their home as a continuation of Mem Fox's story, "The Magic Hat."
The learner will use the library resources to find information in order to create a link between the author, Mem Fox, and themselves. At the same time, there will be a link between the influences in the author's work and the influences in the children's work.
Student learning will be evaluated as a group when we view their drawings of animals from the local area.
Idea inspired by Peggy A. Sharp