Tense consistency: abdopus octopus

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Read the poem Eight Tentacles by Julia Donaldson. Adapt this poem with your own ideas. If you had your own octopus, what tasks would you set it? What would you get each arm to do? Perhaps arm number four could complete any outstanding homework!
  • The physical appearance of an octopus lends itself to the writing of a shape poem.
  • Read the Natural History Museum article Octopuses Keep Surprising Us. Imagine you were in the audience of Britain’s Got Talent. The star of the show was an octopus! Recount all of the incredible and surprising things that the octopus did.

Related Clip

The extraordinary deep-sea Dumbo octopus.

Credit: BBC One – The Blue Planet