Proofreading: spinner dolphin

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Using the words from the Word Wall, create a “vocAPPulary” device. This will require you to look up the meaning of each word and write it beneath a visual tab.
  • Write an acrostic poem for the name spinner dolphin. Each letter should start with a fact relating to all the amazing things you now know about these wonderfully active mammals.
  • You have been asked by the BBC to write a fact file for the amazing spinner dolphin. Watch the related clip to gain some extra insight into their movements, include drawings and “Did you know?” facts.
  • You’ll need to use your imagination for this one! The Open Ocean Habitat Hotel needs you! Spinner dolphins haven’t come to stay there for quite some time. You’ll need to make a holiday brochure which will lure them back to the hotel’s wondrous, exuberant waters once again.Think about all of the things the spinner dolphin likes to do during the day, how these activities change during the night, what they eat, how they can use the ocean to communicate and anything else that you think will entice the dolphins to visit.

Related Clip

The remarkable acrobats of the ocean.

Credit: BBC Two: Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean On Earth