Year 1

There once was a boy, and one day a penguin arrived on his doorstep. The boy decided the penguin must be lost, so he tried to return him. But no one seemed to be missing a penguin. So the boy decided to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his rowing boat on a journey to the South Pole. But when they got there, the boy discovered that maybe home wasn’t what the penguin was looking for after all…  

We read a story called Lost and Found in February and used it as the basis for out Talk for Writing. We read the story before adding actions and mapping it out, initially we imitated the story before moving on to the innovate stage.

During the innovate stage we changed the story slightly, we changed the characters slightly before moving on to the invent stage where we wrote our own stories based on the book.