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Activity 1

Tony Mitton's Willow Pattern


Willow Pattern plate Poem...making your own comic strip.


 Listen to this story poem that Tony Mitton wrote, inspired by looking at the pictures on his willow pattern plate. It is set in China a long time ago.



Your job today is to retell the story using the cartoon style story board on the next page.

Use speech bubbles for what the characters might say e.g. Soldiers, you must capture the Princess and kill that young man! and write the action (what is happening) in the box section below the illustration.

I have given you 7 empty cartoon boxes to write in but it doesn’t’ matter if you don’t use them all.

You can also see the poem as it was written in case you need to refer to it.

Story board to make your comic strip.

Copy of the poem to help you.