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Close Encounters (Write your own version of how a dangerous animal charges at Sokai)

Maasai warriors share their land with some very large and dangerous animals including: rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants and buffalo. Danger is all around them and they always need to be on the lookout. In the story an angry Rhino charges at Sokai, but it could have been a number of different animals. 


Re-read the pages from this week. Pay careful attention to the adjectives (describing words e.g. gigantic, black and evil), verbs (action words e.g. turning, watching and snorting) and adverbs (words that describe how the action happens e.g. slowly, frighteningly and clumsily). Chose one of the other animals that might have charged at him (lion, cheetah, buffalo or elephant) and brainstorm some adjectives, verbs, adverbs and similes that you could use describe this.  

Footprints in the Wind - Page 7

Footprints in the Wind - Page 8

You are now going to write an alternative version of the story - where Sokai is not charged by a Rhino, but by another animal. Remember to write in paragraphs, using a mix of adjectives, verbs, adverbs and similes to describe what happens. You should also try to use 6 different types of punctuation in your writing (? ! , ' " " .) in your writing and take care with your spelling and handwriting. When you have finished, edit and improve your work using a different coloured pen.


Create an audio or video recording of yourself reading your version of the story in a way to engage the audience.


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