What can you see happening in the picture?
What is it the bird is looking for?
What do birds eat?
Do all birds eat the same things?
Where do you think this bird lives?
Do you think it is eating just because it is hungry?
Do you think birds enjoy the taste of food in the same way we do?
What makes this bird such a brilliant predator?
Can you draw a picture of what it is the bird has spotted underneath the surface of the water?
It was a calm morning. There was but a slight ripple on the surface of the blue water, caused by a whispering westerly wind that whipped across the bay.
A hungry heron hopped happily along a floating log, waiting for its moment to strike. Any second now, it would sink its sharp, sabre-like beak into the salty water, hoping to pluck an unsuspecting victim from beneath the surface…
Alliteration is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Can you spot where I have used alliteration in the story starter?
Can you write an alliterative sentence about the picture?
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?
The bird stood on the log. It had feathers and long legs. It had eyes and a beak. It saw something in the water.