WALT use all our senses to create a mental picture from the text.
With a buddy, look at the pictures and the title.
Describe what mental pictures you can make from the words
“gold” and “mystery”
Read the text.
Visualise yourself on the Island, surrounded by spiders and snakes. Use all of your senses. Describe the scene to your partner.
Discuss what you imagine happened to the cook.
Visualise yourself and your partner burying the treasure. Describe how you would feel as you sailed away from the Island.
AFTER READINGDiscuss how visualising helped you to get a better understanding of this text. For example, when you visualised the spiders, did they seem real?