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KS3 Basic Literacy: The Semicolon

The 9th in the KS3 Basic Literacy series that begins with:

This lesson on semicolons includes:

  1. Do Now Task (see cover image)
  2. Do Not task feedback slides
  3. Revision of key terms: main clause, dependent clause and complex sentence
  4. The purpose of a semicolon
  5. Independent practice using a semicolon
  6. Feedback slides
  7. Learning Review

Estimated time: 1 - 1.5 hours.
Target group: lower ability KS3

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  • 9-The-Semicolon.pptx
  • Slide-Five-Tasks.docx
  • Slide-One-Starter-Pupil-Copy.docx
  • Slide-One-Starter-Teacher-Copy.docx

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Created: May 15, 2019

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