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CLIP 13138

Planet Dinosaur: creative writing - fossils and Argentinosaurus (no audio)

Planet Dinosaur: creative writin - fossils and Argentinosaurus (no audio)

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Key Info
  • Planet Dinosaur: creative writing - fossils and Argentinosaurus (no audio)
  • Duration: 00:27
  • A short animation showing fossils buried in the desert. We are taken underground for a close-up of these fossils before being shown a herd of Argentinosaurs wading through a river. We are given close-ups of these giant herbivores as they pick leaves from the high branches. 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: Fossils, Argentinosaurus, desert, prehistoric, herbivore, 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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