We read The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. We then labelled the picture of the lost thing with noun group. Finally we turned those noun groups into descriptive paragraphs.
Here are some of our paragraphs:
Nayan (Grade 3):
The Lost Thing has tiny, hairy hands on its massive, spiky body. It has a skinny, small chimney. It has round red eyes that look quickly around. It has orange, oval flaps on top of its wiggly, metallic legs. It has big, scary claws that move slowly. It has wormy, grey tentacles and flappy, see-through windows.
Audrey (Grade 2):
The Lost Thing has a strong red body. It has tiny wriggly tentacles. It has sharp shiny claws. It has a spiky head like a dinosaur. With his metal cupboards he can make things disappear.
Kelechi (Grade 5):
The Lost Thing has six metallic legs on his red smooth body. On top of his short thin mouth is his grey stiff ears. He has a prickly semi-circle head and metallic enormous hands with curved round fingers. The Lost Thing has trouble walking with his small legs and at the same time having an oversized body. It is not able to fit enough food in his mouth because it’s too thin. Its hands are too big to hold a normal person’s hands. He is unable to hug someone because his hands squeeze too tight.
Batiste (Grade 4):
The Lost Thing has a red spiky head on the top of its body and it can open and close itself like a trap door. The Lost Thing has six tiny legs on the bottom of his humongous body. On the top of its big dark red body the thing has a small exhaust that makes smoke. It has eight little doors on its body.
Reem (Grade 4):
The Lost Thing has a strong metal hand on its left side and robot claws. The squid legs on it helps it walk slow. It has a fire wiggly eye with a funky shaped nose. The deadly spiked head is very strong and sharp.