Powerful Verbs: Decken's sifaka

3 - Whiteboard Challenges

Whiteboard Challenges

Challenge 1

Identify the powerful verb in the first sentence. Copy it down. Can you replace this verb with an equally powerful one?

Challenge 2

Copy and improve the second sentence by replacing the verbs with more powerful word choices.

Challenge 3

Using some of the descriptive words from the Word Wall, write your own scintillating sentence about the sifakas featured in the film clip. It must include one (or more) powerful verbs. Select your verbs carefully. Do they describe the action precisely? Could your reader visualise the scene?


Whiteboard Challenges

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1) The sifakas used their rubbery footpads and spring-like legs to bound from rock to rock.

2) As the fossa was walking through the undergrowth, the sifakas were eating fresh, juicy leaves high up in the canopy.

Word Wall

sifaka lemur primate limestone shards canopy adventurous deadly gauntlet vital skills ravenous leapt bounded blade runner towering