There's nothing better than providing your stars with the tools for self-sufficiency, and that's the aim of this set of resources.
The first worksheet is a series of extracts with no punctuation whatsoever, so pupils must add in and vary the punctuation they use. Higher level pupils should be considering colons, semi-colons and hyphens where possible.
The second is aimed at varying punctuation for effect, moving from the basics to the complex - this allows all pupils to reach the level of the higher level pupils on the previous activity whilst reinforcing those punctuation types to the higher level pupils.
The third is to do with spicing up vocabulary/imagery choices - pupils are given two extracts with boring vocabulary and asked to make it exciting - perhaps a good choice for after teaching about types of imagery and how to use exaggeration and structure for effect.
Finally, pupils are given a text that is majorly over the top in terms of imagery and hyperbole, so they must edit it to see where language choices are appropriately made, and where they need deleting or replacing.
And step-by-step, you've created the beginnings of young editors! I've left the examples fairly generic to appeal to all and to allow for maximum editing opportunities - do let me know if you think of other ways to use these with your editors-in-training!
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Literacy Stars is the creation of a secondary school English teacher who loves nothing better than a good resource and seeing kids enjoy reading and writing.