Tense consistency: meerkat

3 - Whiteboard Challenges

Whiteboard Challenges

Challenge 1

Rewrite the first sentence so that the actions are all in the past tense.

Challenge 2

Continue the second sentence with a second clause, making sure that the tense is consistent throughout.

Challenge 3

Write your own scintillating multi-clause sentence about the meerkats and/or the drongo featured in the film clip. Try to use some of the descriptive words from the Word Wall and make sure that the tense you use is consistent throughout.

Whiteboard Challenges

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1) The meerkat is standing on its rear legs, smelling the desert air and watching out for predators.

2) When they hear the sharp, shrill warning call, …

Word Wall

drongo meerkat burrow Kalahari Desert sentry duty trickster desert specialist wily scurried mimicked outsmarted