In Literacy we have been reading The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. The main character in this story loves collecting bottle tops and when he was walking along a path he discovered a’ lost thing’. He didn’t know what the lost thing was but stayed with it and waited to see if anyone would come and get it but no one did. He took the lost thing home to his parents who said it must have strange diseases; its feet were grubby. He took the lost thing to the shed and left it there overnight. The next morning he checked the newspapers to see if there were any stories about the lost thing and something caught his eye….an advertisement asking “Have you ever found something strange or unusual? If you have, come to this grey building and we’ll take care of it….”
We are making our own stories based on The Lost Thing. Looking at pictures from the book, we wrote factual statements about the story. Then we started creating a character for our own story using Alan Peat sentences – using different types of language to create interesting sentences.
We then produced a plan of our story including introduction, build-up, problem, cool down and ending. Miss Muncie helped us come up with ideas which we put into sentences. We have nearly finished writing our own Lost Thing stories. We will be filming some stop-frame animation where we will use some characters we have made from card and we will watch some of the animation.
Here are some photos of our written work (click to enlarge images):
By Evie, Lily, Amber and Olivia