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Please see the PowerPoint for today's activity. Please be aware that the PowerPoint does have a voice recording on if you would like to play it.
When you come to highlight the features in the text (explained on the powerpoint), you only need to highlight one example of each feature.

Here are some definitions and examples that may help you in highlighting the features from the model:


Moral of the story: something that the story is trying to teach you


Speech: words that characters say


Fronted adverbials: Fronted adverbials are words or phrases placed at the beginning of a sentence which are used to describe the action that follows. Here are some examples: Before sunrise, Zack ate his breakfast. After the rain stopped, Sophie went outside to play.


Subordinating conjunctions: Please see the detailed description below as this is the tricky one.


Coordinating conjunctions: Conjunctions are joining words that link together parts of a sentence. The three main coordinating conjunctions are ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘or’.



Subordinating conjunctions

A conjunction is a word, or words, used to connect two parts of a sentence together. Words such as: 'although', 'because' or 'when' .


 A subordinating conjunction is simply the word/words that is used to join a subordinating clause (the part of the sentence that doesn't make sense on its own) to another clause or sentence.


Here is an example:

"He was annoyed, the train had stopped."

"He was annoyed because the train had stopped."

By adding 'because' we are linking the subordinating clause "the train had stopped" with the main clause "He was annoyed".


(This link goes into a little more detail about subordinating conjunctions if you feel it is needed: