Using a thesaurus: Nile crocodile

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Read the poem ‘The Crocodile’ by Lewis Carol at How do you interpret the crocodile in the poem – a sinister, devious monster, or a misunderstood creature happily greeting his fishy friends?

Use your interpretation as inspiration for writing your own poem about a crocodile!

Try to include the following:

1) Detailed descriptions of the crocodile and its surroundings

2) A range of figurative devices such as metaphor, simile and personification

  • Watch the related clip below. Imagine that you are one of the baby crocodiles being carried in your mother’s mouth. Record the conversation that you had with your brothers and sisters as you were being carried to the river. Don’t forget all the rules for writing direct speech.

Related Clip

A robotic ‘Spy Croc’ films the ‘softer side’ of a mother Nile crocodile.

Credit: BBC One – Spy in the Wild