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You're not joking. The PowerPoint was created for my (exceptionally bright) year 10 top set! These are students who are quite happy to write essays analysing the use of diphtongs in Measure for Measure, but are still trying to get to grips with the full stop.
I can't upload these onto Resources at the moment because I don't know how! However, the starter goes like this:
Write the 'chicken' sentence on the board, then take suggestions/model 3 or 4 different ways of writing it, as above. Then give them another 5 sentences to work on in pairs, then alone. The complexity of the sentence and the number of variations will obviously vary according to age group, and what punctuation they have learned. I normally do this just after teaching semi-colons, but obviously dashes and colons could be included. If you can't think of any sentences, there is, unfortunately, an unlimited supply of examples in their exercise books![
What about this?
"Ah, excellent, lunch!"
(Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
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