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Colons for lists: Indian giant squirrel

3 - Whiteboard Challenges

Whiteboard Challenges

Challenge 1

Identify where the punctuation marks should go in the first sentence.

Challenge 2

Rewrite the second sentence so that a colon introduces the list. Remember – the introductory clause must be able to stand alone. (It needs to be a main clause.)

Challenge 3

Using some of the words from the Word Wall, write your own scintillating sentence that includes a colon to introduce a list about the animals featured in the clip. You can base your sentence around a list of items or actions made from words that appear in the Word Wall.

Whiteboard Challenges

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1) The Indian giant squirrel has a number of interesting features it has multi-coloured fur a long brush-like tail and strong claws for gripping bark.

2) Indian giant squirrels make their globe-shaped nests from small twigs, leaves from the canopy and climbing plants.

Word Wall

Indian giant squirrel Malibar squirrel rodent communicate scent marking tail twitching vocal noises human threats deforestation logging poaching endangering curious, cute, clever