Parenthesis: red flying fox

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • In the main clip, the mother bat is desperately trying to clean her squirming youngster. What do you think they are saying to each other? Write the conversation.
  • Use the Animals Town website to find more facts on the flying fox and write a mini information text or fact file. Try to include parenthesis in your writing.
  • Imagine being nocturnal! Imagine being able to fly! Write a short story about a character who has these powers. What mischief do they get up to? What problem might they encounter? How will they solve it?

Related Clip

In one Australian city, flying fox bat pups are nursed back to health during a heatwave.

Credit: BBC Two – Cities: Nature’s New Wild