Pobble 365

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January 25th

The life of a snail

Photo : Photo courtesy of Vladim Trunov, One Big Photo

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The life of a snail

The life of a snail

Question time!

Do you think that although snails move very slowly, things around them seem to happen very quickly?

Would you like to be a snail? What would be the positives and negatives?

What do you think is holding the strawberry in that position?

Where do you think the snail will go next?

How do you think snails communicate?

Have you ever heard the expression for someone to ‘be going into their shell’? What do you think it means?

Perfect picture!

Imagine you can see the pattern on the snail’s shell. Can you draw or describe what you have imagined?

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Story starter!

Delicious. That was simply delicious. She very rarely came across a strawberry, but whenever she did she always made the most of it. Chewing through the sweet, juicy flesh, she savoured every mouthful.

Now, though, she was full, and slowly eased herself (shell and all) out of the hole she had made in the side of the strawberry. It was time to explore another part of the garden…

Can you continue the story of the snail? Try to describe everything she might come across during her sloooooow journey!

You could even write it as a diary!

Sentence challenge!

Can you include a complex sentence containing a main clause and a subordinate clause?

Can you separate the clauses using a comma? Can you use one of the following conjunctions to link your clauses: but, or, yet, so?

e.g. She was determined to reach the next garden, but the enormous blades of grass were difficult to push past.

What about trying to use however, nevertheless, although, meanwhile?

Sick sentences!

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

She stretched her neck out of the strawberry. Her skin was covered in strawberry juice.

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