Tense consistency: jumping spider

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Read the poem Baby Spider by David L. Harrison. Adapt the poem so that it is about Portia the jumping spider. Which lines will you alter? Which lines will you keep? Can you add any new lines or verses?
  • Many people are fearful of spiders. As a spider fan, write an article for Bug World that paints these incredible creatures in a really positive light.
  • Watch The Myth of Arachne TEDEd video. In this Greek myth, a skilful weaver dares to challenge the goddess Athena, who eventually turns her into a spider. See if you can write the myth in your own words.

Related Clip

The world’s largest jumping spider.

Credit: BBC Earth