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4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • You are an Indian giant squirrel, who is fed up with the aggressive and thieving behaviour of the lion-tailed macaques in your neighbourhood. Write a letter to them that expresses your anger, but also provides possible solutions to the ‘jackfruit problem.’
  • A haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables in three lines of five, seven, and five. It traditionally evokes images of the natural world. Can you write a haiku that captures a snapshot in time from the main (or related) film clip. Write through the senses, remembering to ‘Show Not Tell’.



Flat against the tree trunk,

Waiting for danger to pass,

On the move again.

Related Clip

With enough jackfruit to go around, this time an Indian giant squirrel doesn’t need to share!

Credit: BBC Two – Natural World