Lesson overview

Detailed practice
Story - Narrative
Middle years and up
Storm Boy
Colin Thiele
describing characters
describing relationships to setting
lyrical prose
poetic style
describing behaviour
distanced perspective
word choice
physical description
environmental description
describing attitudes
In this lesson, we model Colin Thiele's description of Storm Boy. What's interesting and challenging about this passage is it describes a character through their relationship with their environment, and how that relationship changes as the environment changes. Again, the language is lyrical, with turns of phrase that might be challenging for students.