Pronouns: slow loris
We are learning how to avoid repetition in our writing by using nouns and pronouns.
Context: slow loris
The slow loris is nicknamed ‘Shy One’ (Malu Malu) in Indonesia because it will often freeze and cover its face with its paws when it has been spotted. However, despite its cute appearance, this remarkable nocturnal mammal can deliver a venomous bite if it feels threatened.
In this fascinating clip, we learn how the slow loris went from being a little-known rainforest creature to an internet sensation. With its enormous forward-facing eyes, the slow loris spends most of its life moving slowly, high up in the treetops. Why do you think a slow loris shouldn’t be kept as a pet? Watch the clip to find out more about this remarkable creature.
Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.
Create a word cline with ‘snail-like’ at one end and ‘rapid’ at the other, with lots of shades of meaning in between. Where would the speed of a slow-loris fit on your word cline?
e.g. snail-like, sluggish, slow-moving, steady, … rapid