In Wonderfall readers discover how a tree changes through the four seasons. Author/illustrator Michael Hall’s creative free-verse poems substitute the word fall for the suffix –ful to show each change. Colorful illustrations depict each new word.
Event + fall = Eventfall
Force + fall = Forcefall
The back of the book provides additional information about the animals featured in the book as well as the relationship between squirrels, acorns, and trees can be found.
This book promotes creative, inventive, combination, different perspective, and originality.
AUTHOR: Michael Hall
ILLUSTRATOR: Michael Hall
PUBLISHER: Harper Collins Children’s Books, 2016
AGE GROUP: 4-6
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creative, inventive, combination, different perspective, originality
1) Close your eyes. What do you imagine when you hear the word Fall? Open your eyes and jot down words describing what you imagined. Remember to use your five senses. Write a free verse poem about Fall. A free verse poem does not follow any rhyming patterns or meters.
Here is a website that shows how to write a free verse:
2) Pick 5 words that end with suffix –ful. Change them into –fall words like author Michael Hall did in his story and draw what each word would look like. Example: colorful -> colorfall What does Colorfall look like?
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