An orange, a pear, an apple – and a bear. Deliciously simple. Perfectly fun..
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- Think about the use of rhyming within the text. Can you think of words that rhyme with pear / bear?
- Orange can be a noun and an adjective. Discuss what these words mean and think of sentences that include orange as a noun and / or an adjective. Can you find any other words that can be a noun and an adjective?
- Can you write a new story, using the same format, about another fruit and another animal?
- Write a story about an adventure that the bear has after this book ends.
- Can you make a shape poem about a fruit, in the shape of that fruit?
- Try retelling the story in another form (e.g. a comic strip, video performance, audio recording). Use the video below for inspiration:
- Set up a greengrocer role play area and work out the prices for customers who want to buy different types of fruit / vegetable.
- Carry out a survey to find out your friends’ favourite types of fruit. Can you put this information into a chart or a graph?
- Make a food chain involving bears.
- Think of lots of different types of fruit and make a poster to teach people about them.
- How many portions of fruit and vegetables should people eat each day? Can you think of ways of encouraging people to do this? For example, you could record a radio advert or write a persuasive letter from the National Health Service to the people where you live.
- Think about healthy meals. What different types of food should people eat in a day?
- Think about what happens to fruit peelings. Investigate what microorganisms are and find out how they help us.
- Learn about composting. Can you make a poster to encourage people to compost items in their homes?
- Use a paint program to make a picture of an orange pear or apple bear.
- Draw / paint a still-life picture of some fruit.
- Draw / paint a picture of a bear using photographs to help you.
- Can you compose a piece of music that the words in the story could be performed to?