Expanded noun phrases: banded mongoose

4 - Writing Ideas

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Writing Ideas

  • A ‘fact dump’ is where you write down any facts you feel are important. Research the web for some new facts about the banded mongoose and ‘dump’ your facts somewhere safe (for example – a notebook). You could organise your facts under different headings: Habitat, Unusual Behaviour and Conservation Status are a few examples.
  • You are a banded mongoose. You have seen an advert in the Mongoose Mail for an experienced pup guide. You will need to write a letter to the Council of Mongooses and Insectivores, stating why you would be suitable for the job. You will need to use all of your persuasive writing skills!
  • Use your fact dump information and other knowledge that you acquire from watching the related clip below to write a narrative poem. As the name suggests, it is written in the style of a story, employs literary devices such as simile and metaphor and often rhymes (but does not have to).

Related Clip

Every week banded mongoose must move home. This means that it is all ‘mouths’ on deck!

Credit: BBC One – Animal Super Parents