Using a thesaurus: African butterfly

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Read the short story The Cocoon and the Butterfly and create a story map of it. Use the map to retell the story in your own words.
  • Write a short story about one of the butterflies in the clip that journeyed upstream to Mount Mabu. What encounters did it have on the way? What obstacles needed to be overcome?
  • Find out what the word “metamorphosis” means and how this relates to butterflies. Now see how many new words you can make using only the letters of this magical word.

Related Clip

Monarch butterflies make an epic journey.

Credit: BBC One – Life