Direct Speech: Adélie penguin

4 - Writing Ideas

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Writing Ideas

  • Watch the related clip below. It shows a feisty Adélie penguin squaring up to a much larger emperor penguin chick. It’s the Adélies’ summer breeding season and the emperors are getting in their way. Imagine you are an emperor penguin chick. Write a diary entry that details how you and your parents were forced away from your icy patch of Antarctic wilderness by a band of pugnacious Adélies.
  • There has been a sighting of an Adélie penguin, with unusually thick white rings around his eyes, stealing rocks from a number of different nests in the penguin colony. Can you create a ‘Wanted’ poster? In your writing, you will need to describe the penguin in detail, outline the crimes that have taken place and provide a reward for his capture.

Related Clip

A feisty Adélie penguin squares up to an emperor penguin chick!

Credit: BBC One – Snow Chick – A Penguin’s Tale