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English

LI: To use a possessive apostrophe correctly.

 

Read the three sentences below. They each contain a possessive apostrophe. Possessive apostrophes are used to show that someone or something belongs to someone or something else.

Notice that when something belongs to a single noun, an apostrophe is added and this is followed by an s e.g. cub’s mother.

Notice that when something belongs to two or more (plural) nouns, simply add an apostrophe after the existing s e.g. polar bears’ white coats and carnivores’ snug dens.

Exceptions to this include pluralised nouns that don’t end in s. e.g. men’s, children’s and women’s.

 

1) The cub’s mother detected the scent of the seal pup, which was concealed beneath many layers of snow and ice.

2) The polar bears’ white coats camouflaged them against the snow and ice.

3) Having roamed many kilometres in search of food, the ravenous carnivores’ snug dens were now a distant memory.

 

Have a go at your worksheet labelled 'lesson 1'.

 

LI: To write effective similes about an African Grevy's zebra.

 

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A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two unrelated things by using the words as or like.

An effective simile should help paint a vivid image in the reader’s mind. It  should be useful, concise and memorable.

 

Here are 2 examples:

 

1) As confident as a film star, the solitary zebra approached his female visitors.

2) Like a knight’s war horse in striped pyjamas, the angry zebra charged towards his male rivals.

 

Complete your sheet labelled 'lesson 2'

LI: To use commas to clarify the meaning of a sentence.

 

Have a go at placing the commas in the correct place in the sentences on your worksheet named ' Application Activity'

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