Can you guess the animal that is being described below? The red writing is the trouble it might cause if we received it to our home. The green writing is all the positives of having the animal and how it could help us out.
Yep you guessed it, it's an elephant! Now we want you to get really imaginative. Imagine what trouble some of these animals would cause in your home if you had them as pet (BAD) but also what might they be good at (GOOD). Why might you want to keep them? You can find this table in the word documents at the bottom of this page. You can also choose your own animals if you wish.
Once you had fun with your ideas and came up with lots of imaginative ideas, choose three animals for your story and complete the planning grid like the one below. What problem (dilemma) does each animal cause? How does it get resolved? (Resolution) You need to think of a new title e.g. If you have an elephant in your story, you could call it There's an Elephant in my Cornflakes.
IF YOU ARE FINDING IT TRICKY........CHOOSE JUST ONE ANIMAL FOR YOUR STORY AND THINK OF ONE DILEMMA AND RESOLUTION. You can find the planning grid below.