Thursday 19th August – Literacy

Write a Narrative Using Your Character!

I am learning to write a narrative.

I know I can do it when I have written a narrative that includes my character.

Independent Task

Using the character you created on Tuesday, complete the following quick write:

The marvellous adventure of ……    searching for……

Remember you will write a story about a marvellous adventure of your character. What is the name of your character? What is your character searching for? What happens while they are searching (problem)? Use exciting words and don’t forget your capital letters and full stops.

Have fun, we can’t wait to hear your story!

Wednesday 18th August – Literacy

Describing Your Dr. Seuss Character

I am learning to think of adjectives to describe my character.

I know I can do it when I can describe the character I have created.

This week you have created your own Dr. Seuss character. You have considered what they look like and what their personality might be like. Today you are going to have a go at describing your character!

Independent Task

Dr Seuss creates quirky crazy characters and so have you! What is so special about your character?

What physical traits, for example colours, clothes, size, movement etc. does your character have?

What personal traits or abilities does your character have? Are they funny, crazy, kind, brave, wild, groovy?

Your task today is to write some sentences to describe your character. Remember to use capital letters, full stops, adjectives and adverbs to make your sentences really interesting!

Try to write at least 5 sentences about your character.

Tuesday 17th August – Literacy

Design and Create Your Own Dr. Seuss Character

I am learning to create my own new Dr. Seuss character.

I know I can do it when I have created a detailed character.

Independent Task

You are now an author/illustrator who is going to create a new Dr. Seuss character.

Use things you already know as your inspiration such as your pets, plants, fruits and vegetables or toys that you have. Use this inspiration to create your own new character.

You can choose to draw in great detail or create the character using things such as boxes, paper, tissues, buttons, icy pole sticks, toothpicks etc, whatever you can find in your house.

Take time to focus on the colours that you will use for your new Dr. Seuss character as colours for Dr. Seuss characters are important. Keep your character as you will need them for the next two lessons.

Monday 16th August – Literacy

Drawing, Describing and Labelling Known Dr. Seuss Characters.

I am learning to select a character and describe its traits.

I know I can do it when I have created a detailed image of a character and labelled its traits.

Over the years you would have read many Dr Seuss books. Each book contains interesting and unique characters.

They are both physically (what we can see) and personally (character traits- what they are like) interesting.

Below is an image of many of the famous characters you may have seen. Some examples include, Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Thing 1 & Thing 2, The Grinch, Sam-I-Am, Horton, Mr Knox, The Fox, Yertle the Turtle and so forth.

Independent Task


Choose your favourite Dr. Seuss character (it may be one listed above or another that you can think of).

Draw a detailed picture of the character. Make sure the picture is large to allow you to add plenty of detail with colour and physical attributes.

If you have some Dr. Seuss books you can look at those or listen to some stories online.


After you have drawn your picture, you are going to label it by describing the character. For more information about describing a character, watch the video below. ↓↓↓

Using your picture, you are now going to label your illustration with both physical traits and character traits.

Physical traits are the things we can see such as describing colour, shape, size, and texture.

Personal are a bit more difficult as we need to understand their personality based on what they say, do and how they act.

If you cannot fit all your labelling on the picture, you can list them on a separate sheet of paper. Try and come up with at least 6 for each (physical/character).

For example:

Physical: blue gloves, red fur, shaggy fur, stripy hat, huge ears.

Personal: crazy, funny, friendly bossy etc.