Week Beginning January 24th 2022
This week, we will learn to retell the story of Beegu by Alexis Deacon. You can hear the story by watching Puffin Storytime | Beegu + Draw-along with Alexis Deacon - YouTube (and learn how to draw Beegu too).
We will sequence the events in the story by making a story map. You can use the story map sheet below to help you. Can you draw a picture for each event in the story?
We will then use our story maps to help us retell the story. Take turns with your adult to say a full sentence for each picture on your story map. For example:
- Adult: Beegu was lost.
- Child: No-one understood her.
- Adult: She thought she heard her mother.
We will then write our retellings. Before you write a sentence, practise saying it aloud. Make sure you use capital letters and full stops. When you finish a sentence, read it back to check it makes sense.
We will be delighted with three of four carefully written sentences, but please tell more of the story if you can.
*If your child is at an early stage in their writing learning journey, ask them to draw their favourite part and support them in writing a simple caption or a few labels.*