Window on Storytelling

Window in Storytelling uses Window by Jeannie Baker: a simple book with deep resonances. It is a wonderful way to immerse your class in environmentally focused discussion.

The central image is a window – the reader is always standing inside, looking at the view. Initially a woman stands at the window, holding a baby, looking out at a bush teeming with bird life and plants, with wooded hills beyond. The book shows the view from the window as the baby grows up.

As he grows, the landscape through his window changes, reflecting the impact of the expanding community. The book has no text; what words there are are incorporated into the visual images.

In Window on Storytelling, the challenge for your class is to create their own text.