Wordless Book Week.

For ‘Wordless Week,’ we have been looking at the book ‘Way Home’ by Libby Hathorn. Closely examining the images from the book, we arranged them in an appropriate order to help and allow us to plan our own narrative. We looked at the images from the protagonist’s point of view and described what we could see, hear, smell, touch and feel (emotionally). We identified figurative language in some examples that we were given to help us to create our own descriptive sentences for each image. We included a range of imagery such as metaphors, similes, personification, onomatopoeia as well as considering grammatical features such as relative clauses, subordinate clauses and fronted adverbials. Our descriptive sentences formed the captions beneath the images when we later created our very own narrative comic strip. Again, putting ourselves in the shoes of the protagonist, we plotted the character’s emotions on an emotion graph to show the how his feelings changed throughout his journey. We linked what happens in our narrative to the character’s emotions to explain exactly why he was feeling that way. After that, we came up with some thought bubbles or speech bubbles to show what the main character would be thinking/saying throughout the comic strip. To show the link between our work in class, we created a final piece in pairs. Our final piece allowed us to put our narrative together in the style of a comic strip. Our comic strips included a big, bright title (Way Home), images, captions, speech bubbles, thought bubbles and extra comical features such as onomatopoeia fonts. We thoroughly enjoyed working together to create these pieces!