Character Descriptions, Retellings, Non-chronological Reports, Narrative (Own Versions)
Overview and Outcomes:
This is a three-week planning sequence using Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers Create a situation, before introducing the author or text, where the penguin appears in the classroom with a sign hanging around his neck, saying ‘I am lost’. Introduce Oliver Jeffers and display a collection of his books within the classroom and book area. Read several stories as part of Guided Reading and story time, particularly books containing the boy (Noah) from ‘Lost and Found’, e.g. ‘How to Catch a Star’, ‘Up and Down’ and ‘The Way Back Home’. Encourage children to read more by the same author. Write a sequence of instructions using consistent tense, detailed diagrams and numbers or words indicating chronological order (marking and feedback against agreed success criteria).
Synopsis of Text:
From the rising star of children’s picture books comes the magical tale of friendship and loneliness, a boy and a penguin. There once was a boy… and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole. But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn’t what the penguin was looking for after all.