The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Picture Book Strategy

Picture books aren't just for primary learners. Your scholars compare and contrast literary themes between the novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and the children's book, The Dream Tree by Winfried Wolf through grand discussion and a Venn diagram.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Find additional picture books that have similar themes to be shared with the class
  • List the focus questions on the board or project onto a screen to guide partner discussions
  • Provide a printed Venn diagram to each group so they can begin listing similarities and differences prior to the whole-class disucssion
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource was created by a student teacher as part of a novel unit for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • This lesson can be completed after themes have been established in the novel
  • This resource sparks thought and discussion
  • Directions are written in detail
  • Assessment options are available
  • Some grammatical errors
  • The language is somewhat casual