Observing and describing in Storm Boy 1: Describing a place

Lesson
Observing and describing in Storm Boy 1: Describing a place
8 pages
Purpose
Describe a place from a zoomed-out point of view that includes system dynamics.
Description
In this lesson we model the opening of Storm Boy, which establishes the coastal location of the story. This descriptive passage takes long-distance perspective that captures geography and season, and creates a dynamic portrait of a natural system. While the story is simple and directed towards middle years student, the language has a mythical, poetic quality that is challenging to reproduce.
Lesson type
Detailed practice
Genre / Topic
Childhood, Nature, Growing up