The Painting Lesson describes when Mr Toggins discovers the secret behind Mrs Zest’s ever-changing, colourful house, he can’t wait to try her special paintbrush himself. However, things don’t work out the way Mr Toggins expects! Features of the Book – Fantasy in a neighbourhood setting, – Repetition in a refrain, – Interesting vocabulary, – crept, peered, slipped, – Contractions – what’s didn’t, couldn’t, wouldn’t, you’ll, – Blends – fl, br, str, sp, – Expressive illustrations, – Alliteration – bristly brush, flicking and flowing, streaks, stripes, and spots, – Poetic rhyme. Purpose The Painting Lesson can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – exploring the use of poetic language, – examining the consequences of character’s actions, – exploring initial blends, – using illustrations to gain and deepen meaning.
Themes covered in this book are: Problem Solving, Humour, Character education
Reading Level:17-18 (Turquoise)
Guided Reading Level17-18
GenreFantasy | General Narrative
Theme/TopicHumour | Problem Solving
Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Using graphic sources | vocabulary and word