Running Out of Time: Picture Book Activity

Ease your class into reading Running Out of Time by first reading The Boy Who Stopped Time, a picture book with some similar concepts and themes. After a reading of the story, learners participate in a discussion and journaling exercise.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Note that this is designed to be used as a pre-reading strategy, but could be used at other points in your Running Out of Time unit
  • You will need to borrow or buy a copy of The Boy Who Stopped Time by Anthony Taber
Pros

  • This will be a nice change of pace for pupils and allow them to make some text-to-text connections later on when they begin reading the novel
Cons

  • The journaling aspect of the plan is a bit vague and will need more fleshing out