Exciting Sentence Openers: tusk fish

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Imagine you are a tusk fish applying for a job. What skills do you have that would make someone want to employ you? Write a letter showing off those skills.
  • The tusk fish is one type of creature which uses a ‘tool’. Other animals include dolphins, elephants and orangutans. Research one and write a comparison with the tusk fish, comparing how it uses tools to hunt for food. Which one do you think is more effective?
  • Write a description of the tusk fish’s actions from the clam’s point of view. How do you think the clam feels when it is whisked away from its home and repeatedly bashed against something hard?

Related Clip

Some fish are curious while others are shy. Alex Vail discusses the personalities of fish.

Credit: BBC One – Blue Planet II