This week we are going to write from the viewpoint of an animal.
Read Impala Notes. Fill in the answers. Write as much description as you can. Watch the video again to help you.
A predator is...
Where is the chase happening?
What is each animal doing before the chase begins?
How does the predator move at first?
Where is the prey?
What are they doing?
How does the predator move when they attack?
How does the prey escape?
Remind yourself about adverbials
An adverbial can be just one word or it can be a phrase.
What ‘job’ an adverbial does.
Where an adverbial can be placed.
What it means when an adverbial is ‘fronted’.
Practise finding adverbials
Remind yourself about Noun Phrases and Prepositions.
Remind yourself about Personal Recounts
You can either use the video about the leopard and impala or one of the narrow escape pictures.
Can you make an illustration of your story? Show the way the predator and prey move during the escape?
Mrs Trivett's Example
I started to write from the point of view of the leopard. You can use the start of my writing if it helps you think of ideas.
This morning, with my stomach growling loudly, I set off just after sunrise in a desperate search for food. I had not eaten anything in a whole week, I could feel my muscles beginning to weaken and my mind beginning to slow. I had to find food; it was the only option.
I leapt down from my safe spot high up in a tree and began my search of the surrounding desert. Although the sun had only just begun to rise, I could feel the heat on my back. Underneath my fluffy coat of fur, I started to sweat.