Possessive Apostrophes: gentoo penguin

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to use the apostrophe to indicate possession.

Context: gentoo penguin


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Credit: BBC Two - Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth

Clip Description

With their flamboyant red-orange beaks, white-feather caps and peach-coloured feet, the gentoo penguins stand out against their drab, rock-covered habitat. They are the world’s third biggest penguin species and they gather in large colonies within the coastal plains, cliffs and sheltered valleys of the Falkland Islands.

In this fascinating clip, the gentoo penguin chicks, who are feeling ravenous, sing for their supper as they search for their parents to feed them. How do you think the adult penguins feed their hungry young?

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Write a list of phrases using powerful verbs and adverbs to describe how the gentoo penguin moves.

e.g. swimming gracefully, soaring speedily, …