Just last week, Traralgon was issued with a major flood warning. Fortunately the town escaped with minimal damage.

India however, has not been so lucky. Northern India is currently experiencing severe flooding, which has been fatal and dangerous enough to wash away apartment buildings. These floods once again show the power of water and how climate change can impact on the environment.

Your writing task today is to unpack a seed after watching the video clip. Ensure you think carefully about how you are going to unpack your seed. You may choose to unpack it by brainstorming senses such as feel, hear, see, smell and taste. You could unpack your seed by writing down facts about the floods and using the laptops to research further into the devastation.

Once you have completed your seeds, make sure you complete a RAFT. Think about the genre of writing you will draft. You may choose to write a descriptive snapshot, an information report about the floods in India or maybe an explanation explaining how severe floods are made.

Remember to use as much powerful language as you can in your seed and draft.