This week, after much anticipation and work on prediction, we launched into ‘reading’ our new text – ‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan. For those of you who are not familiar with the book, please take a look here: https://readingaustralia.com.au/essays/the-arrival/
It is, by far, the most amazing graphic novel I have ever studied with Stage 3 children and due to its depth and symbolism it is right to work on it at this point in the children’s education. We have already spent several lessons discussing the images and their meaning, the use of colour (or not!), the way Tan positions characters on the page and the general layout of his sketches. The children are excited to study the text and the standard of their written imaginative responses so far, are true testament to how much this book has truly inspired them.