Monday, 17 November 2008
Year 6 - Bracketing Commas
L.O. To understand that a subordinate clause can come at the beginning of a sentence
Despite the cold, Mr Paw would occasionally brave the garden for a quick stroll In the previous sentence the subordinate clause is at the beginning of the sentence. It is marked off by a single bracketing comma.
We are beginning our Gothic fiction work.
Create your own Frankenstein monster (by cutting out 'body parts' from a magazine/newspaper and sticking them down in your book), and describe it - using Bald Worm's character description techniques - but make sure you include a subordinate clause at the beginning of some of the sentences.
Write 10 lines; annotate your finished work, showing me the subordinate clauses.
Remember, an elegant prose style can make a big difference at 11+, and beyond!