Grade 2 blog by Gary Bell
Power Reading: The Story of Traction Man!
In Grade 2 this term we have been looking at the Story of Traction Man by Mini Grey. More
A modern day toy who’s owner uses his imagination to make his toy a hero. This is another story which is part of the ‘power of reading’ where we look at the book over the course of the term.
The children have role-played, ordered events, given their opinions and learnt about settings and characters.
About Traction Man
With an action outfit for every occasion, Traction Man patrols the house. Whether he is saving toys (in latex space suit and Perspex helmet, teamed with Rocket Boots); searching the sink for the lost wreck of the sieve (in sub-aqua suit, fluorescent flippers and infra-red mask) or rescuing damsels in distress (in jungle pants, camouflage vest and a bandanna), Traction Man is never less than stylishly turned out and expertly accessorised. He is the last word in heroic fashion flair – until, that is, the day that he is presented with an all-in-one knitted green romper suit and matching bonnet by his owner’s granny.
Can Traction Man overcome the humiliation of his desperately dowdy new look and rediscover the action hero within or will the burden of the knitted green monstrosity be too great?
Acting out the story of Traction Man
Below are some of the creative scenes they have written in the style of the Traction Man story:
Anette: Traction Man and the Grade 2 Classroom
Traction Man defeated the evil number then he went to the ground. There was some books there drowning. The Animals were stuck in the plastic, Traction Man saved them. The end.
Sylvie: Traction Man and the Grade 2 Classroom
Traction Man is talking to the friendly smilies. He is asking if they have seen horrible marbles. Yes we have seen them! They went to talk to mysterious white boards. Thank you friendly smilies. Traction Man then ran to get those horrible marbles. Come on Distraction Girl. The end.
Auren: Traction Man and the Time Machine
Traction Man is in a underground lab and there is a time machine. Traction Man steps into the portal of the time machine. Traction Man ends up at Dinosaur land. He makes a friend called Tiranousauraus Book and he took a nap with Tiranousauraus book. He then wakes up and says goodbye….
Matt: Traction Man & the animals jump out from the carpet
Traction Man is on the ruler boat protecting the pool from the horrible marbles. Suddenly the animals jumped out! A Panda, a Tiger and an Elephant! What could come out next? The animals started to attack Traction Man then super Jabel came in and sucked the animals into the carpet. The end.
Gabby: Traction Man & the Grade 2 Classroom
Traction Man is sitting on the clock and the mysterious white boards are trying to draw on the clock. Traction Man is stuck on the clock. Super scissors came to help. The horrible marbles try to destroy Traction Man but look….my pet and the friendly smilies came and trapped the horrible marbles. The friendly smilies can help Traction Man at any time. Traction Man and Gabby scrubbing brush get medals and they lay down on the book in the middle of the blue carpet. The end.
Riley: Traction Man and the Zombies
Traction Man was running from the evil rulers. Traction Man needs to hide, but what’s this? He’s been saved by brave scrubbing brush. The zombies were getting closer and closer. Traction Man and Scrubbing brush ran for their life but the zombies were still getting closer. Until, Traction Man heard something, shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! It was his stomach. It was time for food. Traction Man then destroyed all the zombies. Traction Man went home to take care of evil ……. The end.
Jabel: Traction Man and the Computer
Traction Man and Scrubbing brush they climbed up the table and saw the computer! Traction Man got pulled in. He was a video game, his Scrubbing brush came too. Traction Man had to defeat the base battle. The base was cold. Traction Man defeated the base and won the battle.
Jewel: Traction Man and the wicked pencils
Traction Man was fighting the mad ruler. Then, Traction women came and she went shopping…
Ziahon: Traction Man and the Classroom Beach
Traction Man goes to the beach, he dives in the rock pool and looks at all the animals. Oh no, silly snack tries to make Traction Man silly. They get caught and that was the end..
Jackson: Traction Man and the Minecraft World
Traction Man fell out because he was messing around. He landed and it was night survival mode. A hoard of skeletons and zombies were there. He had to hurry. He was to slow he got all dirty because each zombie attacked him. He was hit in the legs….Was this the end of Traction Man?
Tehani: Traction Man helps people
Traction Man is helping people. He saves someone from evil creatures. His friend is coming to help Traction Man going wrong but Traction Man was okay, he was a hero.
Harlon: Traction Man and the Iron Man
There was guy named Traction Man and there was a sidekick. Traction Man that night tried to get the evil socks but they got taken. So, Ironman and Traction Man went back on the boat and in the morning Traction Man and Ironman saw something….