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4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Imagine that you are one of the baby crocodiles being carried in your mother’s mouth. Record the conversation that you had with your brothers and sisters as you were being carried to the river. Don’t forget all the rules for writing direct speech.
  • Read The Crocodile by Lewis Carroll. You’ll notice that it uses the alternate rhyme scheme ABAB CDCD. Using some of the words from The Word Wall, write your own poem that takes this title and follows the same rhyme scheme.
  • In the related clip below, presenter Steve Backshall gets really close to a 4-metre-long Nile crocodile. Imagine that you were diving alongside Steve, filming the action. Write a diary entry that details your incredible encounter. Don’t forget to  write about your feelings. Did you fear for your life?

Related Clip

Too close for comfort! Steve Backshall gets up close and personal with an enormous Nile crocodile.

Credit: BBC One – Super Giant Animals