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September 13th

The Surprised Mouse

Photo : Photo courtesy of Valery Subachev, One Big Photo.

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The Surprised Mouse

The Surprised Mouse

Question time!

Can you continue the story of the mouse? What is it that has surprised him? Can you describe what it is using your senses?

Are animals’ brains the same as ours? Do they think in the same way as us?

Do all animals think the same as each other, e.g. does a mouse think the same as a lion? Can you try and explain your answer?

What about people? Do we all think in the same way?

Perfect picture!

What do you think the mouse can see in front of him/her? Is it danger or is it something good? Draw what you have imagined!

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Story starter!

Slowly and cautiously, he raised his small, curious face above the ground, just as he did every morning. His shiny, black eyes surveyed the scene in front and around him, checking that the coast was clear for the start of the breakfast expedition.

Suddenly, he saw it…Sitting there right in front of him. His eyes widened, transfixed on the sight he saw in front of him, and his jaw dropped open in astonishment. Was it really there? Were his eyes playing tricks on him?

Abruptly, he awoke, as if he had been caught in a dream. Twitching his whiskers, he realised that he had to act NOW, unless he was to miss his chance…

Sentence challenge!

Can you use adverbs in your writing to describe how something is done?

Can you use adverbs before nouns?

Can you use adverbs after nouns?

e.g. Cautiously, the mouse raised his head above ground.

The mouse cautiously raised his head above ground.

Sick sentences!

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

His put his head up above the ground.

The mouse had eyes and whiskers and ears.

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