Lesson 1: Introducing Katie Morag
Objective: Students will be able to identify who Katie Morag is, and what island she lives on.
Materials: A copy of the first Katie Morag book, “Katie Morag Delivers the Mail”
Activity: Read aloud the story to the class and have students observe the illustrations. Ask students questions throughout the story to make sure they are understanding.
At the end of the story, have students discuss what they learned about Katie Morag and her island.
Lesson 2: Exploring the Island of Struay
Objective: Students will explore the geography of Struay and discuss its landscapes
Materials: A map of the Island of Struay, a selection of illustrations from the Katie Morag stories.
Activity: Begin by introducing the map of the island. Have students look at the map and identify the three main geographical regions (the hills, the harbor, and the beach). Ask students questions about each region, such as, “How might the hills look different from the beach?” or “Where is the harbor located on the map?”
Next, have students look at the selection of illustrations. Ask them to match the illustrations with the geographical regions on the map. Discuss the features of each region with the class.
Lesson 3: Understanding the Characters from the Island of Struay
Objective: Students will be able to identify, describe and discuss the characters from the Island of Struay
Materials: A selection of illustrations from the Katie Morag stories, name tags.
Activity: Have students look at the selection of illustrations and name the characters. Give each student a name tag that corresponds to one of the characters, and ask them to practice introducing themselves as that character.
Next, have students describe the characters to one another in pairs. Give each student a list of questions to answer about their partner's character.
Finally, have the class come together to discuss the characteristics of the characters. Ask the students questions such as, “What are some of the similarities between the characters?” or “What makes each character unique?”