Last week, we identified that talking animals were an important feature of fables. For this reason, we need to practise punctuating speech ready for when we write our own . First, watch this animation of the Lion and the Mouse which is missing speech!
Today, we are going to write and punctuate the speech sentences you acted out yesterday. We have worked a lot on inverted commas this year, but this link will take you to a good video reminder.
Here is a wagoll to help you:
"Please Mr Lion, do not kill an innocent little mouse like me!" begged the tiny mouse.
"I will spare your life this time little one," replied Lion mercifully.
A very useful planning tool for stories is called a story mountain! This works incredibly well for fables as they all follow this pattern:
We are introduced to an animal character and the time and place they lived.
2. Build up
Our character will face a problem and in the build up things usually start to go slightly wrong or they might start to show some bad behaviour.
A problem occurs, and we start to feel that they need to learn a lesson!
Something happens that means the problem is solved and the bad behaviour is often punished in some way.
The foolish or naughty character usually learns a lesson and the reader finds out what the moral of the story!
Thursday and Friday
Begin by reading the fable of the Fox and the Crow.