Commas to clarify meaning: humpback whale

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Watch the related clip (below). Imagine that you and a friend were the ones on the kayak whale-watching experience in California. Recount your experience before, during and after the humpback breached the water and landed on top of your boat.
  • Visit the Save the Whales site and read some of the student poems about whales. Use these and the film clips to inspire the writing of your own poem about the humpback whale.
  • Imagine that you are a krill. With great fortune, you managed to survive an encounter with a herd of humpback whales, despite being trapped inside their bubble net. Write about this frightening encounter in a diary entry.

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Related Clip

A humpback whale breaches on top of kayakers.

Credit: BBC Two – Natural World