Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Semi-colons: cassowary

3 - Whiteboard Challenges

Whiteboard Challenges

Challenge 1

Read the first sentence and identify the two main clauses. Between which two words should a semi-colon be placed?

Challenge 2

Read the second sentence and identify the two main clauses. Between which two words should a semi-colon be placed? The sentence is also missing a comma. Where do you think it should be placed?

Challenge 3

Write your own scintillating sentence about the cassowaries 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) Some cassowaries live deep in the forest others live on the forest’s edge and may wander through people’s backyards.

2) Stretched up to their full height adult male cassowaries measure between 1.5 and 1.8 metres some lofty females stand nearly 2 metres tall.

Word Wall

cassowary prehistoric rainforest vulnerable chick dagger-like claws horny helmet drooping red wattles predators undergrowth lurking booming vocal call screeching bond protective father reassuring