Observing and describing in Storm Boy 3: Describing a crowd

Lesson
Observing and describing in Storm Boy 3: Describing a crowd
10 pages
Purpose
Describe a crowd of people or animals in a way that captures collective character and individual detail.
Description
Descriptions of crowds can be challenging because a crowd has a collective identity and behaviour, but is made up of many individuals. In this lesson we model a passage in which Storm Boy observes a crowd of pelicans. The description blends general observations with specific details, and then connects to Storm Boy's thoughts and feelings.
Lesson type
Detailed practice
Genre / Topic
Childhood, Animals, Nature, Growing up