To prepare my students for this task, I read them one of my favourite picture books, Bamboozled by David Legge. I then got them to complete an inferring task relating to certain pages within the book. We focused on our five senses, sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste.
That night for homework I asked students to choose their favourite picture book, re-read it and bring it in to school. We had a huge range of books with only two students choosing the same one. We buddied up with the Year Two students and read them our books. We then completed a comprehension task with them.
Students needed to define up to six characters and write their names in the smallest circles. They then needed to briefly write the beginning, middle and end in the medium sized circles, and in the three large circles, they needed to draw those parts of the story (beginning, middle and ending).
It was fantastic to hear the language that the Year Six students were using with their buddies, as well as the expression used when reading orally to them. I was a great experience for all involved. Huge thanks to @MissClareThomo and @CarolynPerlini, our Year Two teachers, for their assistance with this buddy task.