Commas to clarify meaning: headlight beetle

3 - Whiteboard Challenges

Whiteboard Challenges

Challenge 1

Identify the meaning behind the first sentence. Rewrite it so that there is a comma before the word ‘with.’ How does this change the meaning of the sentence?

Challenge 2

Identify the meaning behind the second sentence. Rewrite it using commas so that the meaning is altered.

Challenge 3

Read sentence 3. Rewrite it in two different ways, each with a comma so that the meaning of each sentence is clear. Now use some of the words from the Word Wall to improve one of your sentences.

Whiteboard Challenges

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1) The headlight beetle larvae burrowed deep into the termite mounds with their unusually-shaped tops.

2) The insects noticed the crew were being attracted to the bioluminescent light that was coming from the beetles’ abdomens.

3) When the larvae glow bright green winged termites are attracted to the mound.

Word Wall

headlight beetle larvae bioluminescent winged termite lure mound predator prey abdomen attracted spectacular lethal