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Planet Dinosaur: creative writing - Gigantoraptor (no audio)

Planet Dinosaur: creative writing - Gigantoraptor (no audio)
Key Info
  • Planet Dinosaur: creative writing - Gigantoraptor (no audio)
  • Duration: 00:22
  • A short animation featuring Gigantoraptor. We see close-ups and a size comparison between Gigantoraptor and four Ostriches standing on top of each other. There is no audio with this clip. Created especially for Class Clips from the CBBC series Planet Dinosaur Files, first broadcast in December 2011.
  • Subject:



    Inspiration for writing

  • Keywords: Gigantoraptor, ostrich, feathers, comparison, prehistoric, planetdinosaur, Planet Dinosaur
Ideas for use in class
  • 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.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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