Convention/ Using Visual Clues

The Umbrella - Jan Brett

This book is a great way to show the conventions of writing and for the children to use the illustrations to infer and predict what will happen next and what has happened. Also, this book would be fun to learn about animals in the Costa Rican jungle. The students could have a template of an umbrella and tell their own story by illustrating it. I would put their beautiful drawings on display until we move on to another topic or another trait. This book can be used  for any grades K-5.