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Teaching ideas for use with Michael Foreman's book `One World'.
ISBN 0-09-983480-4 Red Fox

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  • 1. One World by Michael Foreman ISBN 0-09-983480-4 Red Fox Themes: • Empathy with our world – reflection on the wonder of our world. • Sea-side : rock-pool & oceans. • Caring for our earth by under-taking small acts so that we make a difference. Use of picture and text In this story the pictures Metaphor: are as important as the • The self-contained text. Do you know other environment of the books where the author and rock-pool is used as a illustrator are both equally metaphor for the important to the telling of beauty, richness and the story? variety of our oceans. • The miniature sea world that the children What do the children think create in their bucket and feel about their world? is used to represent the world of the rock- The author has chosen pool. words that show us that • Are there other places the children are able to in the text where the engage with and reflect on author uses metaphor? their world. Which words and phrases help us to understand this? Research Do you know any other stories where authors How does the author know what is in the use small environments to stand for something rock-pool/ what might be found in the much bigger? oceans? Can you use this idea to produce writing of your What other environmental disasters own? ( e.g. focus on a small pond or stream, the does the author refer to? Why should world under a stone, life in an oak tree.) we be concerned? What can you find out? What do other writers want us to know about the sea-side? How do they want us to respond? • The Rockpool by David Bellamy, illustrations by Jill Dow, ISBN 0-7112-1386-0, FRANCES LINCOLN • High Tide, Low Tide, Mick Manning & Brita Granström