Exciting Sentence Openers: feral pig

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Imagine that you are a cassowary. Write a letter to a feral pig. In your letter, explain why you are unhappy about the ‘pig problem’ in your rainforest. Can the rainforest be shared fairly or do the pigs need to leave?
  • Read this story overview of Malorie Blackman’s award-winning novel, Pig Heart Boy. Because a pig heart is similar in size and anatomy to a human heart, some scientists think that what happened to Cameron in the story may one day happen in real life. Explore this idea through a PMI chart. (P = pluses, M = minuses and I = interesting things.)

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