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Hyphens: peacock jumping spider

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Whiteboard Challenges

Challenge 1

There are three hyphens missing from the first sentence. With your talk partner, discuss where you would put them and why. What other hyphenated adjectives could you use to describe the male peacock jumping spider?

Challenge 2

Complete the second sentence by filling in the gaps with two hyphenated adjectives that describe the ‘arachnid’ and a hyphenated verb that describes the spider’s action.

Challenge 3

Using some of the words from the Word Wall, write your own scintillating sentence about a peacock jumping spider. It must include one (or more) hyphenated words.

Whiteboard Challenges

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1) The fast moving, scary looking spiders preyed on invertebrates that were much bigger than them, even though this was a high risk hunting strategy.

2) The ______________ , _______________ arachnid _____________ his tracks and then jumped to safety.

Word Wall

peacock jumping spider elaborate colours striking fan bad-tempered foul-smelling green-eyed eight-legged sure-footed re-covered good-looking quick-thinking unfurled ambushed impressed