Pobble 365

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February 27th

Wise old owl

Photo : Photo courtesy of Karen Alsop, www.storyart.com

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Wise old owl

Wise old owl

Question time!

Where is this place and why does Amy come here?

Does anyone know Amy visits this place?

Is it real, or is it all a dream?

Are there any other creatures that live in the dell?

What will the owl say to Amy?

What will she say back?

How would you feel if an animal spoke to you?

Why do you think owls are often referred to as wise?

If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw Amy and the owl speaking to each other, using speech bubbles?

Can you draw what might happen after Amy has had a conversation with the owl?

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Story starter!

Amy loved this place. It’s where she came when she wanted to dream.

Sitting in the comforting tangle of roots beneath the silver tree, Amy let her thoughts drift. It was so peaceful here: the dell was bathed in a milky light that leaked through the canopy above. The only sound that could be heard was the relaxing trickle of the stream that waltzed its way through this labyrinth of serenity.

A barn owl, perching on a nearby, ivy-covered tree, ruffled it’s hazelnut brown feathers, gazing at Amy with it’s wide, round eyes.

Butterflies danced gracefully through the hazy air, enjoying the dell as much as Amy did, if not more.

Seconds turned into minutes, minutes into hours. It felt as if she was caught in a dream, a blissfully happy dream.

Then, to the little girl in the dell’s surprise, the owl spoke…

Sentence challenge!

Can you write (and then record) a conversation between Amy and the owl?

Remember to use inverted commas to mark the speech, and start a new line when there is a new speaker!

Sick sentences!

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

The girl sat on the ground. She was being watched by an owl. It was a nice place. It was peaceful.

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