Lesson 6 - To devise a character and describe how they are feelingIn this lesson, children will think about items they own: are there any that feel neglected? Overworked? Misused? Children will choose one of their belongings and devise a character inspired by the crayons from 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. Children will draw a picture of their character, describe how they are feeling and write a speech bubble using an emotion word.
Lesson 8 - To express opinions and give reasons for themIn this lesson, children will think about the way the crayons felt in the book and why. They will write the feelings and opinions of the crayons, explaining these using the joining conjunctions 'because' and 'so'. Children will then answer some questions about the character they devised in lesson 6 and think about some opinions their characters might have. For their task, children will write sentences expressing their characters' opinions and feelings and giving reasons for them.
Lesson 9 - To use commands and rhetorical questions to persuadeIn this lesson, children will explore commands and then rhetorical questions. They will look at some examples of commands and rhetorical questions from 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and see a modelled write. They will practise writing commands and rhetorical questions from the perspective of one of the crayons. For their task, children will write one command and one rhetorical question from the perspective of their devised character.
Lesson 10 - To orally rehearse paragraph one of a persuasive letterIn this lesson, children will look at a modelled write of a persuasive letter and find the persuasive features of the first paragraph. Then, children will ask and answer questions about the character they devised. Finally, children will orally rehearse the first paragraph of their letter.