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CBCA Shortlist activities: Granny Grommet and Me by Diane Wolfer and Karen Blair

Posted by Lisa Hill on July 31, 2014


I’m not really convinced that Granny Grommet and Me is among the best books eligible for the 2014 CBCA shortlist, but, well, there it is, and so I’m reading it to my junior students next week.

So I need a purposeful activity to go with this book, but although I usually find the series really useful, this year’s edition of Activities for Early Childhood by Mary O’Toole and Ruth Moodie hasn’t got an activity for Granny Grommet that I particularly want to do.

So instead, my Year 1 & 2 students are going to browse my collection of books about life underwater, and they’re going to use this research to complete a sunshine wheel about what can be seen underwater with a snorkel.  They’ll need to differentiate between what can be seen in the shallows and rock pools and what can be seen in the open sea.  They’ll then draw and label what they add to the sunshine wheel.

It would be more fun to make a snorkel-eye view with shoeboxes and blue cellophane but alas I don’t have enough time in my library lessons for time intensive activities like that.  And I do like my students to use thinking tools as much as I can.

For copyright reasons I can’t include an image of the book cover on this worksheet.

Granny Grommet and Me

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