Posted by Celia Brogan
Listening to the sounds in our local environment is a great way to enter into a study of place.
Today’s BC text is Sara Leach‘s Sounds of the Ferry. This picture book was nominated for the 2012/13 Chocolate Lily Book award. As the name implies, the narrative is full of onomatopoetic examples of what a BC ferry rider would hear on a crossing.
This text could be a great mentor text for an exercise in representing a particular place or experience through sound. Sounds of the Ferry might introduce activities to:
- create sound maps
- practice setting a scene with dialogue and aural imagery
- hone descriptive language by choosing the ‘just right’ word for a sound
- identify the difference between biophony, geophony, and anthrophony
Sara Leach is an author and teacher-librarian who lives in Whistler, BC. Check out her CWILL profile.
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