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Calm Down the Hedgehog Writing Task

Imagine you’re an expert in hedgehog emotions. Write a humorous guide explaining how to calm down an angry hedgehog from an animated short. What silly antics or advice would you offer to bring a smile back to its face?

Warm-Up Discussion Questions

What do you notice about the hedgehog’s expression in the image?

How can you tell it’s feeling angry?

What might have made the hedgehog angry?

If you were a character in an animated short, how would you approach calming down the angry hedgehog? What creative solutions can you come up with?

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