KS3/4 Mastering spelling punctuation and grammar is a comprehensive SPaG pack containing resources, worksheets and activities designed to help students master the essentials of SPaG and get them GCSE-ready.
Mastering spelling, punctuation and grammar contains:
- curriculum mapping and guidance for teachers along with further reading and/or useful links and references
- over 150 pages of worksheets, resources and activities
- spelling strategies, punctuation rules and grammar games to make the learning stick
- graphic organisers and A4 posters – perfect for consolidation and/or student revision
- formative assessments (including self and peer assessments)
- summative assessments (and suggested answers) to help teachers/students identify future learning targets.
As your ‘go-to’ SPaG pack, this will support you and your students from the start of KS3 up to GCSE.
Mastering spelling, punctuation and grammar covers the following:
- spelling strategies and games
- the golden rules of spelling
- a spelling toolkit of approaches
- visualising spellings and connecting meaning
- approaches to recalling spellings
- spelling lists – KS3 and KS4
- punctuation recall (including A4 punctuation mark posters)
- an exploration of what punctuation is (and its future)
- full stops
- colons and semicolons
- punctuating clauses
- using and controlling simple, compound and complex sentences
- statements, questions and imperatives
- the active and passive voice
- words that multi-task: verbs, nouns and adjectives
- prepositions and conjunctions
- adjectives and adverbs
- nouns and determiners
This sample shows a student activity for working on spelling from KS3/4 Mastering spelling punctuation and grammar:
Playing spelling games
Sink and destroy!
Playing in pairs, add five of your tricky spellings to the spelling battleship game grid below. Try to choose words of different lengths if possible.
Take it in turns to guess a coordinate to sink your partner’s ‘ship’ (their spelling words). For example, you would say A-1 or F-10, and they would say ‘hit’ or ‘miss’.
Hide your battleship game cards. Can you remember the spellings of your five words and your partner’s five words?
Homework or extension
Create your own spelling board game or research, download and play a spelling app. Come prepared to briefly review the app for the class or to share your game idea.
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