Book Raps

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Today, as I planned some lessons to look at visual literacy terminology I remembered an old book rap that two members of TRIO worked on several years ago. The featured book was Granpa by John Burningham. The book rap was written for stage one students and one of the key elements of the rap was visual literacy. Book raps are produced by teachers for the DEC in NSW and engage students from a variety of schools in conversation, via email, about a text. Old book raps, like Granpa, are archived. They can be found through a google search or follow this link: http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/raps/granpa/welcome.htm

I recommend you take a look and see the diverse texts that are explored in Book Raps by  looking through the archives or signing your class up to participate in a current one.