Interactive White Board Lesson- The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan

This is the IWB activity developed by Lauren T. and me.


Develop visual literacy. Students will be able to interpret the sequence of emotion in a text from different perspectives by ‘reading’ angles, vectors, colour, character proximity and salience.


The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan

IWB Notebook file.


  • Reading the text with the whole class and use think-alouds to draw attention to visual features.
  • Model dragging and dropping adjectives that reflect emotion to match appropriate image in the book.
  • Select students to do the same with the emotions/adjectives and ask the class why they think the student has made this choice. Student then drags and drops the technique used as identified by the class.



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