What do you think a ladybird’s life is like?
Where has the feather in the picture come from?
How do you think ladybirds communicate with each other?
Where do you think ladybirds live?
Why do you think they are called ‘ladybirds’? Are they birds?
How does a ladybird learn to fly?
Can you draw a picture of a ladybird flying?
With a frantic flutter of her wings, she hovered for a fraction of a second before landing gently. Beneath her she could feel the softness of the feather, and as she walked tentatively across it the long, white strands parted.
Her shell was as red as a post-box, and she had a small, circular black dot on either side. She considered herself to be the most beautiful creature in the entire garden!
Can you continue the story/description of the ladybird? You could write in the third person, as I have done, or attempt to tell a story from the perspective of the ladybird in the first person.
Can you use a colon to add more detail to a clause?
Ladybirds travel quite slowly: they only have small wings.
They are quite beautiful to look at: they have bright, red shells that often display interesting patterns.
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help? Could you add an adverb?
The ladybird landed on the feather. It was red and black and white.