Rebus rhymes and stories that use pictures instead of words throughout the story and rhyme. Some rebus stories have the picture and the word while others have only the picture. This can make reading fun and entertaining! Below is an example of a rebus:
At the last minute, a girl needs a costume for a Halloween party. She has lace-trimmed pants, a frilly blouse, fancy socks, some foil paper, and her pets. Who will she be? The same ingredients add up to two different costumes in this funny rebus story.
All of the books written by Shirey Neitzel illustrated by Nancy Winslow Parker are written as a rebus story. Read several of their books and get ready to create your own rebus story!
Alone or with a partner, decide on a topic and write a short story or poem. Use as many descriptive words as you can. Look over the draft of your work and circle words that could be illustrated with simple pictures. If working with a partner, talk about whether the illustrations would clearly communicate the words. Illustrate the words you choose. Rewrite the story or poem including the pictures. Publish your story using 30Hands App. Have fun!
Student work to follow soon!