The Feathered Hunter
His coal-black pupils, an island set in a sea of molten gold, stared straight ahead of him. As he broke out into a run, his needle-like talons made a sharp, scraping sound against the lichen-covered rocks beneath him.
The wind gusting behind him would be beneficial as he took his leap of faith off the cliff top. It was always a risky business, but when an opportune moment like this came around, he had to make it count…
Question time! Think about possible responses…
What is it that the owl has seen?
How would the ‘wind gusting behind him’ be beneficial?
What do you think ‘leap of faith’ means?
Why do you think owls are such effective predators?
Why do you think the owl is running?
What do you think it would feel like to fly?
Imagine the camera has zoomed out. Can you describe what is around the owl so that we can understand what he might be doing?
TASK TIME – Look at these ‘sick sentences’ How can we make them better?
Can you help? Could you add an adverb?
The owl ran. It had eyes and brown feathers. Its claws were sharp.
Over to you Year 3 – add your new, improved sentences and any thoughts or additional sentences you want to add.