Our Granny by Margaret WildOur Granny is a fiction book, about two children comparing their granny to other grannies. Some of the comparisons include where they live, their physical appearances, and their different jobs. This book relates to my topic because their granny is a part of their immediate family and actually lives with and watches after them. The relationship between a grandmother and grandchildren is also another important dynamic in some families as w
The overall story in my opinion was interesting to children and can offer them a lot of things to talk about, question, or concern such as what are some things that you and your grandmother do together or what made the characters granny different from everyones granny. I believe that it is age appropriate for children up to about the first grade reading level and it is easy for them to understand the content. It also utilizes style and language that are appropriate for children up to the first grade level, and have characters that are both realistic and convincing.
In my opinion the illustrations are accurate in terms of setting, plot, and characters, and it also corresponds to the text. The illustration does a good job of showing a visual representation of the text, which is why the illustration can hold the childrens interest while the text is read and enhance and add to the story.
This book doesnt really offer that much cultural diversity, but it relates to the culture represented in the book well. The characters dont really represent a variety of cultural groups, except in the illustrations of other grannies. There are no negative stereotypes of the represented group, and the lifestyles of the characters are genuine and not oversimplified. The characters also use speech that accurately represent their culture.
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The activities allow the students to reflect on the story and extend their understanding of the themes within this text. There are comprehension and vocab activities plus a fill-in puzzle. The first six pages of this resource are for student use and the last page is a teacher answer page for the puzzle. There are two versions of one of the activity pages which is an activity about grandmothers. Realising that some children may not have a grandmother, we have provided the same activity but with slightly different wording to cater for these students. Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.
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They may not be redistributed for commercial sale or posted to other networks. Margaret Wild s text explores just what a granny can be beyond the traditional stereotype. Some grannies work in offices; others go to university, play in a band, go travelling or even write books. Julie Vivas sympathetic illustrations capture the individuality of grannies beautifully in her portrayal of grannies of all different shapes, sizes and qualities. About the Author Margaret Wild is one of Australia s leading authors of children s books.
Born , in Eschew, South Africa ; immigrated to Australia, ; children: two. Education: Attended Australian National University. Journalist, book editor, and children's author. Let the Celebrations Begin! All the Better to See You With!