Figurative language: goldenwheel spider

4 - Writing Ideas

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Writing Ideas

  • By Year 6, you should be experienced in using Show, Don’t Tell:

Here is a quick reminder of the differences:

Showing: As his mother switched off the light and left the room, Michael tensed. He huddled under the covers, gripped the sheets, and held his breath as the wind brushed past the curtain.

Telling: Michael was terribly afraid of the dark.

See if you can plan and write a short story that has the golden-wheel spider and the pompelid wasp as the main characters. Use a range of figurative devices such as simile, metaphor and personification to help you achieve writing that uses Show Don’t Tell.

Related Clip

This time a spider is the predator and a pebble toad is its prey. However, just like the golden-wheel spider, the toad has an ingenious escape plan.

Credit: BBC One – Life