Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 3 | Grammar

Headings and subheadings: alligator

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to use headings and subheadings when presenting and structuring writing.

Context: alligator

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p075fjp9/player

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Credit: BBC Two - Natural World

Clip Description

There are over 200,000 alligators in the Everglades – a wetland wilderness found on the southern tip of the US state of Florida! A member of the crocodilian family, alligators are sometimes described as ‘living fossils’, having changed little since the time the dinosaurs became extinct.

In this fascinating clip, you will see an amorous male alligator ‘singing’ in an attempt to attract a mate. You will be amazed by the sound he creates and the effect that his bellowing has on the water that he is lurking in. Will he succeed in communicating his intentions? Why might the water be affected? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of two word noun phrases (adjective, noun) that accurately describe the various features of an alligator’s face?

e.g. armoured skin, flared nostrils, wide grinning mouth, …