Semi-colons: white stork

3 - Whiteboard Challenges

Whiteboard Challenges

Challenge 1

Read the first sentence and identify where the semi-colon needs to go.

Challenge 2

Read the second sentence. Which word could you replace with a semi-colon? Now rewrite the sentence with a semi-colon and an alternative main clause to the one underlined that relates back to the first.

Challenge 3

Write your own scintillating sentence about the white stork featured in the film clip. It must include a semi-colon to mark a boundary between two closely related main clauses. Try to use some of the descriptive words from the Word Wall.

Whiteboard Challenges

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1) The stork isn’t lonely in winter the caretaker brings her down to live in the comfort of his home.

2) The stork could have died from her injuries but the selfless caretaker took her under his wing and nursed her back to health.

Word Wall

white stork snow-white bodies black flight feathers bill clattering throat pouch migrate blood-red bill love story long-legged noble appearance rooftop chimney injured flightless nursed unusual partnership mate