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The story telling fish with a big imagination.



The story telling fish

The smallest fish can tell the tallest tales ... "Sorry I'm late, Miss. I set off really early but on the way to school I was captured by a squid. I wriggled and I struggled till a turtle came and rescued me." "Oh, no, he didn't." "OH, YES, HE DID." Tiddler is a little fish with a BIG imagination. Whatever will he come up with next?


Read the story. What excuses does Tiddler give for being late? Is he telling the truth?


Imagine you are Tiddler. You are late for school again! Using the pattern of the story can you write some new reasons why you are late for school? Try to make your excuses as exciting as possible. 


"Sorry I was late, I was riding on a walrus"

"Sorry I was late, I was sunbathing on the sand" 


Remember, sorry is a tricky word, can you spell it correctly? 


How many excuses can you think of? 


Can you add inverted commas?(speech marks) 


Why do we use inverted commas?


Sentence substitution


Use the words to change the sentence. Can you read your new sentence? Can you write your new sentence?