Letters, sequels, non-chronological reports, narrative (own versions)
Overview and Outcomes:
This is a three-week sequence for Naughty Bus by Jan Oke. As well creating their own story the children will have the opportunity to write two simple pieces of information writing, one based on buses and another on toys. Initially the children will share information about buses and try and to find out what they already know about buses to create a shared simple piece of information writing. After this there will be some drama where the classroom is messed up or someone has drawn on something. The teacher will read part of naughty Bus and we will start to look for evidence to prove it is indeed Naughty Bus. After reading all of the book, the children will use Naughty Bus to innovate upon, inventing an additional chapter for his adventures, entitled ‘The Further adventures of Naughty Bus’ This will be based on the local area and will involve children captioning photos of the bus in other settings up to no good. To structure this the children will use storyboards and emotion graphs which they will have had modelled for them in Stage 1. Finally in Stage 3 the children will look at toys and bring their own in. They will have the opportunity to sort and categorise the toys and then create a piece of shared information writing as well as their own, before writing about their own naughty toy adventure.
Synopsis of Text:
Just when you thought one would never come along. This is a book for reading together with young children; designed to encourage conversation, visual literacy and imaginative play.