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Punctuation

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Self-mark punctuation starters: colons
A useful summary of colon use with example sentences for students to punctuate. This resource also comes with an interactive Magnet activity.
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Using semicolons
Students explore when semicolons are used and practise adding them to sentences.
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Quick capital letter exercises
A worksheet focusing on the use of capital letters in titles, adjectives (from proper nouns) and acronyms or initialisms. Useful as a revision/consolidation tool.
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Comma splice alert!
This handy PowerPoint explains what a comma splice is, and asks students to remove the offending punctuation and change the sample sentences!
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SPaG: Fortune teller game
A flexible and fun template, which can be used for a variety of spelling, punctuation and grammar related questions or activities.
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Apostrophe game
A quick starter or consolidation game, focusing on apostrophe use in context. Includes answer sheet.
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Capital letters
Students practise using capital letters correctly. An ideal starter activity, with two alternative interactive tasks.
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Pick apart your punctuation
Differentiate punctuation practice according to the needs of your class, or go the whole hog by giving students all the activities on speech marks, capitalisation, commas, apostrophes and plural spellings.
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Teachers TV video - Hard to teach punctuation
A series of hands-on, interactive approaches to teaching punctuation.
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Speech in a bubble
Practise punctuating gory speech with this activity based on 'Jaws'.
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Changing meaning with commas
How one little comma can make the world of difference!
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Using commas
An interactive resource for exploring when and where commas are used.
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Commas in complex sentences
A Smart Notebook lesson exploring how commas can be used to separate clauses and phrases and to change meanings.
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Direct speech
Worksheet to consolidate direct speech skills with students at Level 4 and above.
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Possessive apostrophes
Add an apostrophe to the correct place in each sentence. Includes teacher's copy.
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The possessive apostrophe PowerPoint
More effective activities, this time focusing on the tricky area of the possessive apostrophe.
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Apostrophe wars!
Fill in the missing apostrophes.
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Semicolons and colons
Presentation for teaching/recapping these punctuation marks.
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Sentence level work - run on sentences
A short presentation on the perils of not punctuating!
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Direct speech, mood and characterisation (NLS Y7)
A complete resource which uses extracts from Oliver Twist to explore these concepts.
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Punctuation practice: speech marks
Rule reminder and practice tasks.
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Punctuation basics
A nice and useful overview. Could easily be blown up and used as a poster.
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Apostrophes
Using apostrophes for omission and possession.
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Commas
Using commas in lists and clauses.
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Advertise me! is a fun resource and is particularly useful for emphasising the importance of audience. You could take in a variety of books as visual aids and ask pupils who they think the audience is for those books.

Emma Robinson, KS3 Intervention Manager 

   

 

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