A beautifully illustrated book with a story incorporating the various natures of beings, including a sense of adventure, curiosity, fearfulness, bravery, and friendship. Ages 4-8.

A beautifully illustrated book with a story incorporating the various natures of beings, including a sense of adventure, curiosity, fearfulness, bravery, and friendship. Ages 4-8.

Duet Model Reading. Pair a reading of The Antlered Ship with the The Night Gardener written and illustrated by the Fan Brothers. Compare the text and illustrations across the two books. Students may particularly notice the use of color to create a whimsical effect across both books and the ways in which the Fan Brothers use a palette reflective of nature. Gather a variety of colored pencils, graphite pencils, and pens to have students incorporate the colors of nature into their illustrations of fictional stories to create whimsical effects by blurring parts of the landscape.  

Characters’ Motivations. Marco, the deer, and the pigeons are all motivated to seek adventure. Have students discuss what seems to motivate each of these characters. In what ways does Marco rise as a leader by encouraging all of the others to do their best even in the face of new obstacles?  When a storm sends the animals below deck they begin to doubt their decision making. Have students share times when they were motivated to try something new but also doubted themselves. What gave them the courage to keep going? After rehearsing their ideas orally, have students write and illustrate about these life experiences.

Friendship Text Set. A fox, a trio of deer, and a flock of pigeons are rather unlikely friends. Yet, from the onset of the story the animals become steadfast friends that help each other through feelings of doubt and even feelings of failure. Gather other books that explore the nuances of friendship such as Arnold Lobel’s classic Frog and Toad stories, Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie books, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat , A Home for Bird by Philip Stead , and The Friendship by Kat Yeh. Use this text set throughout the year to discuss the ways our friendships make us strong and brave.

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A beautifully illustrated book with a story incorporating the various natures of beings, including a sense of adventure, curiosity, fearfulness, bravery, and friendship. Ages 4-8.

Duet Model Reading. Pair a reading of The Antlered Ship with the The Night Gardener written and illustrated by the Fan Brothers. Compare the text and illustrations across the two books. Students may particularly notice the use of color to create a whimsical effect across both books and the ways in which the Fan Brothers use a palette reflective of nature. Gather a variety of colored pencils, graphite pencils, and pens to have students incorporate the colors of nature into their illustrations of fictional stories to create whimsical effects by blurring parts of the landscape.  

Characters’ Motivations. Marco, the deer, and the pigeons are all motivated to seek adventure. Have students discuss what seems to motivate each of these characters. In what ways does Marco rise as a leader by encouraging all of the others to do their best even in the face of new obstacles?  When a storm sends the animals below deck they begin to doubt their decision making. Have students share times when they were motivated to try something new but also doubted themselves. What gave them the courage to keep going? After rehearsing their ideas orally, have students write and illustrate about these life experiences.

Friendship Text Set. A fox, a trio of deer, and a flock of pigeons are rather unlikely friends. Yet, from the onset of the story the animals become steadfast friends that help each other through feelings of doubt and even feelings of failure. Gather other books that explore the nuances of friendship such as Arnold Lobel’s classic Frog and Toad stories, Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie books, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat , A Home for Bird by Philip Stead , and The Friendship by Kat Yeh. Use this text set throughout the year to discuss the ways our friendships make us strong and brave.

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