Powerful Verbs: Decken's sifaka

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Pause the film at the moment the sifaka mother and son saw the deadly shards of limestone. Role play what the animals might be thinking or saying to each other at this point. Record their conversation using direct speech.
  • Earlier in the lesson, we saw a photograph of a fossa. This cat-like carnivore loves nothing more than eating sifakas. Write an adventure story that features both the fossa and sifaka lemurs.
  • A haiku is a Japanese poem that (traditionally) evokes an image of the natural world. It has three lines and uses a pattern of 5,7,5 syllables. Using some of the descriptive words from the Word Wall, write a haiku that captures a moment in time from the main film clip.


Deadly shards of rock

Stand in the way of lemurs

Finally conquered.

Related Clip

Sifaka lemurs ballet dance their way across the forest floor!

Credit: BBC One – Nature’s Greatest Dancers