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4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • You are the best nest-constructing weevil in the whole of Madagascar. As such, you have been asked to write an article for the Madagascan Bug Times. In it, you must share your knowledge and wisdom of nest building. What will be your top tips? What will be among your dos and don’ts?
  • Write a Kiplingesque Just So story which has the following title: How the Giraffe-necked Weevil Got its Long Neck.
  • Madagascar is one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems. Many of its unique plant and animal species face an uncertain future as forests are cut down so that rice can be grown to feed the Malagasy population. Having watched the Madagascan Dilemma clip (below), write down your thoughts in response to the dilemma. Can you think of any possible solutions?

Related Clip

The Madagascan dilemma – a paradise under threat.

Credit: BBC Teach