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Thursday 11th February 2021.

 

I can use commas to separate items in a list within my writing.

 

Today we are going to use a story that I am sure we are all familiar with and use it to practise writing items in a list.

 

We will be using, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar,' by Eric Carle.

In this story we find out the foods that The Very Hungry Caterpillar ate during a week. 

On Saturday we see commas used to separate the items of foods that The Very Hungry Caterpillar ate.

1. Watch the video below to remind yourself of this story.

 

2. Write a sentence with a list in of the things that The Very Hungry Caterpillar ate during the week (Monday to Friday). Use commas to separate the items in the list and use 'and' between the final two items in the list,

 

For example:

During the week The Very Hungry Caterpillar ate...

 

3. Then write a list in a sentence of the things that The Very Hungry Caterpillar ate at the weekend (on Saturday and Sunday).

 

For example:

At the weekend The Very Hungry Caterpillar ate...

 

Optional challenge:

Write your own list of items that The Very Hungry Caterpillar could eat and use commas and 'and' to separate the items in the list correctly

OR

Think of a different animal and write a list in a sentence of the things that your very hungry creature ate.

 

For example:

The Very Hungry Dog ate a bone, a steak, a string of sausages, a tin of dog food and some fish.

Eric Carle reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar

See Eric Carle, the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, reading this classic Puffin picture book out loud. An exclusive glimpse of this incredible book a...

Optional additional resources and activities for The Very Hungry Caterpillar:

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