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Hyphens: peacock jumping spider

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Write about the female chasing the male from the female’s point of view. Why is she chasing him and how does she feel every time he jumps away?
  • Create a poster advertising a jumping competition for the spiders. What persuasive language can you use to convince them all to compete? Try to include a range of hyphenated words in your poster.
  • Imagine a conversation between a jumping peacock spider and a peacock. What might they talk about? How might they compare their tails? Would a peacock be pleased to have this spider compared to him? What hyphenated adjectives might they use to describe themselves?

Related Clip

An unusual paddle-like limb attracts the attention of a female Jotus jumping spider.

Credit: BBC One – Seven Worlds, One Planet