Hunting for technical vocabulary
Class Four are writing a narrative using a sentence stacking idea. We are using ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan as a stimulus for writing about a strange, unusual thing found on a beach. Today was an experience day. We had to gather technical language to describe the ‘thing,’ so we used a car manual and highlighted any interesting and technical words we wanted to use in our own writing. The children are extremely motivated by writing in this way and cannot wait to watch the next installment of the story.