Recent in-class exercise in my Basic Writing textbook:
Add a simple sentence to each sentence below, then join the two simple sentences with a coordinating conjunction to create a compound sentence with proper punctuation. The first one has been done as an example.
One of the sentences in the exercise:
4. Kangaroos carry their young in pouches. _________
A favourite student's response to the exercise, complete with diagrams, corrections, and an illustration (by me):
"Kangaroos carry their young in pouches, but no one carries the kangaroos."
Best. Sentence. Ever.