Determiners ('a' or 'an'): monarch butterfly

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to identify and use the correct determiner, ‘a ‘ or ‘an’, before a word.

Context: monarch butterfly

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Credit: BBC One - Spy in the Wild

Clip Description

The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognisable and well-studied butterflies on the planet. Its orange wings are laced with black lines and bordered with white dots.

In this fascinating clip, BBC’s Spy Hummingbird captures one of the most beautiful spectacles in nature as a cascade of half a billion monarch butterflies begin to take flight in one of Mexico’s fir tree forests. What do you think will happen when a monarch butterfly lands on the Spy Hummingbird? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Can you create a list of adjectives that accurately describe the monarch butterflies featured in the clip?
e.g. magnificent, graceful, …