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1 Close Reading Learning Intentions Revision of punctuation and how it is used Answering questions on Punctuation Practice past paper

2 Starter Read through the punctuation worksheet. Punctuate the sentences on the right hand side. Work on the apostrophes in the bottom right hand box. You have 10 minutes.

3 Colons, semi-colons and dashes A colon introduces a quotation or an explanation. EG: Dr Uher told New Scientist magazine:“This could be related to biological differences between men and women.” EG: There can be only one explanation of his behaviour: he is completely mad.

4 A semi-colon marks the edn of a sentence, but less firmly than a full stop does. It is most often used where a sentence is closely related to the one that folloows it. The second one might provide a contrast or a balance to the previous one. EG: My parents like to get up early at the weekend; I would rather have a long lie.

5 A dash can be used in a similar way to a colon – to introduce an explanation. “For centuries women have had a providing role – preparing and cooking food for their families. Two dashes can mark of an extra piece of information in the middle of a sentence – known as PARENTHESIS. Eg “They found that the occipitotemporal cortex – the area of the brain that monitors and reflects how other parts of the brain react to food – registered the strongest activity.”

6 On Page 21 Every computer games player has dreamt of working in the electronic games industry. If you are one of those, now might be your chance to shine: the market is booming and companies need all the gifted people they can get. But creating fantastic games takes more than just programming; platforms are becoming more powerful by the day and consumer’s expectations have grown – increasing the demand for cutting edge artwork, graphics and sound. If you are passionate about games and would rather be saving – or destroying!- the world on your computer than anything else, that’s a good start to your career. Ken Levine, CEO and creative director of US developed irrational Games, says: “if you are giong to come home from your job or school at night and spend your time preparing game mods – customised modifications – it’s because you are passionate about games.

7 Sentence Structure Now you are going to work individually on a set of questions which focus on Sentence Structure. For sentence structure questions you are looking for: Punctuation, Length, Repetition, Word Order, Lists. You then write down an explanation of what impact this has on the passage as a whole.

8 Homework For Tuesday the 15 th - – ‘London: A Timeless City’ p – Read the passage and answer the questions to the best of your ability.


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