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Thursday - Edit and improve

We have heard that some of you have been video calling each other to share your work and the peer assess it. This is lovely to hear but please make sure you have spoken to you parents or the person who is caring for you and they have given you permission. It is important that you are being safe online. 


Here are some of the things you should be doing to edit and improve your work:

  • Use the writing mats that were sent home.
  • Capital letters at the start of sentences and full stops at the end of sentences. Basic but very important!
  • Commas after fronted adverbials e.g. In your selfish pursuit of riches, you have lost you family.
  • Commas after fronted subordinating clauses e.g. Since you have begun trading your memories for gold, you have missed out on precious memories with your granddaughter. 
  • Parenthesis (commas , brackets () or dashes -). For this task, commas and dashes will be best used for parenthesis. Angelica - your granddaughter - has grown so big or Angleica, your granddaughter, has grown so big.
  • Semicolons ; to separate two independent clauses that are related to each other e.g. Memories are our greatest treasure; they are worth more than their weight in gold.
  • Spellings - have you not used the word before or very often? Do you often get it wrong? Does it look right?
  • Try to use the words from this weeks spelllings in the English books.
  • Use the online dictionary below which will also give you synonyms.