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A short animation comparing the size of Raptor to that of a Great Dane. The two animals are seen facing each other before we get a close-up of the Raptor's teeth. The dog then runs from the dinosaur.
This clip is from:
Planet Dinosaur
First broadcast:
8 February 2012

Classroom Ideas

This clip can have a range of uses for sparking creative writing. Children could write presentational links like the ones that are used to introduce the content of a television show before the opening titles roll. Scenes could be paused and children can collate lists of powerful vocabulary to describe the scene. The paused screen/ event can be described in a short paragraph to develop setting, sentence structure and vocabulary. Children can place themselves in the scene and write in the first person from the perspective of the subject describing its emotions and its awareness of surroundings.