Powerful Verbs: rusty spotted cat

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 this sentence by replacing the verbs ‘broke’ and ‘fell’ with more powerful word choices.

Challenge 3

Using some of the descriptive words from the Word Wall, write your own scintillating sentence about the rusty-spotted cat 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) Boldly, the brave little cat vaulted across the stream.

2) As the branch broke, the unfortunate cat fell out of the tree.

Word Wall

rusty-spotted cat secluded surroundings feline bold inquisitive plummeted sprang waded bounded stumbled