Expanded Noun Phrases: peregrine falcon

4 - Writing Ideas

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Writing Ideas

  • Write a sports commentary that describes a race down a mountain slope between a peregrine falcon and an Olympic skier. What techniques do the racers use to increase their speed? Who wins and by how much? What is the reward for the winner?
  • Create a set of Top Trumps cards that feature the peregrine falcon and two or more different birds of prey. What will your categories(size, speed, lifespan etc.) be?
  • Write a tanka poem about a peregrine falcon. Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables (5, 7, 5, 7, 7).

Related Clip

Two young peregrine falcons struggle to master the art of flying!

Credit: BBC Two – Super Fast Falcon