- Where is this? How do you know?
- Describe this setting. Look at how the objects are piled up, and the condition of the materials. Think about what it would feel like to walk through this place – would you have to move things out of your way? What do the objects feel like in your hands? What can you hear? What different sounds can metal and wood make? What does it smell like here? (Use new vocabulary, such as ‘corroded’, ‘pungent’, ‘assortment’, ‘miscellaneous’, ‘toxic’, ‘cacophony’.)
- Is the robot lost, or has it lost something?
- What is it looking for?
- Will the robot ever find it?
- Tell this story from the robot’s perspective (write in first person).
- Does this remind you of any other stories you know? Why?
- Link and/or compare with ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan, ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon and the film ‘Wall-E’.
Credit: Matt Dixon
Thank you to @stfagansclass6 for sending some fantastic writing based on this image.