Direct speech: harpy eagle

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Despite being at the top of the food chain, the harpy eagle is a threatened species. This is mainly due to deforestation and habitat loss. Read the WWF fact file and then write your own simile poem about the harpy eagle that captures its power and beauty.
  • Read the information about the harpies of Greek mythology and write a myth that incorporates these terrifying creatures.
  • Imagine that you were assisting Alexander on the day of the accident. Write a diary entry that details what happened and how you felt following the fall.

Related Clip

Deadly 60 presenter, Steve Backshall, finally tracks down the elusive harpy eagle.

Credit: CBBC – Deadly 60