What images come to mind?
What verbs are associated with rockets?
What do they do?
Where do they go?
If you could design your own rocket, what would it look like?
Can you imagine what you would do if you were a rocket?
Have you ever built a rocket or know someone who has?
I searched Big Universe Learning for rocket ...
Danny's Rocket by Mia Coulton is the one I found
And I got some ideas ...
This story would not be the same without the pictures it uses for illustrations.
Do you think the story was written to go with the pictures or were the pictures created to go with the story?
Different images would totally change the meaning of the story. I wonder if you and your students could create images to go with the story that would add an interesting twist to it?
There is a difference is just taking pictures and creating pictures ...
How about starting from scratch?
Could your students write a story and then create images (either by drawing/paining/computer-generated or photographs) to go with the story?
What about if you threw in a twist and asked them to create the images first and then compose a story?
Look at this and the other Danny books and get inspired!
Danny is quite a character and featured in many other books from MaryRuth Books on Big Universe Learning :
- I am Danny
- Danny Goes for a Walk
- Danny's Birthday Wishes
- Danny's Castle
- Danny's Five Senses
- Danny's Five Little Pumpkins
- Snow Danny
- Danny & Bee's Book Of Opposites
- Danny's Timeline
- Look at Danny
Danny even has a facebook page!