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Lesson 3

Lesson 3 LO:  I can choose words for effect

Play Brazilian Rainforest on:


Do you still think we are in the taiga? Where do you think we are now? What animals do you think we might meet there?

Watch the video ‘An Introduction to the Amazon Rainforest’:  

from the WWF.

Look at the accompanying Amazon factfile:

Read the pages about the rainforest,


looking carefully at the illustration, identifying animals and things you know.

Collect words and phrases to capture the sense of what it would be like to be in the rainforest;

What could you hear? see? smell?

How does it feel to be there?

Write your responses of what the rainforest is like.


Have rainforest sounds playing as background noise –


Using the picture


Collect words and phrases around the rainforest picture – using their senses to describe the scene.

Use the word bank to help

Write a couple of sentences describing what the rainforest is like

If you are confident have a go at writing a paragraph.

Remember to:

Use noun phrases

Describe what you can see, hear, smell, feel

Use full stops, capital letters and commas in your sentences.