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May 31st

Colours of the ocean

Photo : Photo courtesy of Ilan Ben Tov

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Colours of the ocean

Colours of the ocean

Question time!

What does it mean to be envious?

In my story, why might some sea creatures be envious of this fish?

Which sea creatures may not be envious of this fish?

Have you ever been envious of someone else?

Do you think someone has ever been envious of you?

Is it wrong to be envious?

Do you think fish really have feelings?

Should we treat fish differently to the way we treat other people?

Would you treat a fish with no colourful pattern the same way as you would this fish?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of another creature you’d be likely to find living in the nearby waters?

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Story starter!

The majestic creature glided gracefully through the perfect, azure waters. Its size and beautiful colours stood out in stark contrast to the murky, grey ocean floor beneath.

Many other creatures that dwelt under the sea looked on with envy at the unusual and startlingly bright colours that its appearance possessed…

Can you continue the description? Check out the sentence challenge for a bit of help!

Sentence challenge!

Can you make a list of nouns that you can see in the picture? E.g. Eyes, fins, ocean.

Can you make a list adjectives to describe each of your nouns?

Can you now write a paragraph describing the fish in great detail?

Top tip: Try to think of synonyms for ‘blue’. A Google search or thesaurus might help!

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

The fish swam through the water. It had eyes and a pattern on its skin. Its mouth opened and closed as it flapped its fins.

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