Lesson 5: Writing a letter
Let's have a go at writing our letters. Imagine you are a crayon and use your plan to write a letter to your owner asking for better working conditions.
Tiddlers and Superworms, your success criteria are GREEN.
Gruffalos, you must include GREEN and ORANGE!
When you have finished your story, check that you have included all of the success criteria.
Lesson 4: Planning
We are going to use the Day the Crayons Quit to write a letter as if we were a Crayon. Today I would like us to plan what we are going to put in our letter. You could choose the same reasons for writing a letter as one of the crayons in the book or you could think of your own reasons for writing a letter.
Here is an example letter:
I am your blue crayon. I am writing because I feel tired.
I have loved being used to oceans, lakes and rivers but now I am worn out and stubby.
In future, please could you give me a break.
You can create a story map to plan you letter.
You need to include:
Lesson 3: Feelings
Imagine you are a crayon in Duncan's crayon box can you make a sign to show Duncan how you feel or what you want Duncan to do.
You could write signs for all of your crayons.
There are some examples below:
Pick one of the letters below, read the letter and have a go at answering the questions below in your yellow book.
- How had Duncan used this crayon?
- How does this make the crayon feel?
- What does the crayon want Duncan to do?
- How does the crayon try to persuade Duncan to use the crayon differently?
- What could would you do to make the crayon happy?
Lesson 1: The Day the Crayon's Quit
Look at the front cover of the book.
Now listen to the book below.