.........................................Punctuation

   

The Full Stop Game (beginner)

The sentences have lost their full stop. Read the sentence then click and drag a snail to where the full stop should be. Uses high frequency words.

- The Full Stop Game. Game 1

- The Full Stop Game. Game 2

- The Full Stop Game. Game 3

- The Full Stop Game. Game 4

- The Full Stop Game. Game 5

   

The Full Stop Game (advanced)

The sentences have lost all their full stops. Read the sentences then click and drag the snails to where the full stops should be. Uses high frequency words.

- The Full Stop Game. Game 1

- The Full Stop Game. Game 2

- The Full Stop Game. Game 3

- The Full Stop Game. Game 4

- The Full Stop Game. Game 5

   

Capital Letter Game (beginner)

Zara is dreaming of space again! Read the sentence then give the sentence its capital letter to make Zara's dream come true. Try not to wake Zara up!

- Zara's Capital Letter Game. Game 1

- Zara's Capital Letter Game. Game 2

- Zara's Capital Letter Game. Game 3

- Zara's Capital Letter Game. Game 4

- Zara's Capital Letter Game. Game 5

   

Capital Letter Game (advanced)

Zed loves to make things in his shed. Give the words their capital letters to help Zed collect his tools. What has Zed made this time?

- Zed's Capital Letter Game. Game 1

- Zed's Capital Letter Game. Game 2

- Zed's Capital Letter Game. Game 3

- Zed's Capital Letter Game. Game 4

- Zed's Capital Letter Game. Game 5

   

The Question Mark Game

Zed loves to make things in his shed. Give the sentences their question marks to help Zed collect his tools. What has Zed made this time?

- The Question Mark Game. Game 1

- The Question Mark Game. Game 2

- The Question Mark Game. Game 3

- The Question Mark Game. Game 4

- The Question Mark Game. Game 5

 

   

What is a Sentence?

Choose from different types of text such as a letter, an email and story and then punctuate with full-stops and add capital letters where needed

 

   

Apostrophes

Save your friend from a nasty accident by putting the apostrophes in the right place.
E.g. Mary's bike isn't in the shed.

Can you 'Beat the clock' using apostrophes to shorten words?

Find out 'Who owns what?' by putting the apostrophe in the right place.

   

Apostrophes

Activities which demonstrate the use of the apostrophe. It helps children understand the use of apostrophes for contractions and possession.

While some pupils grasp the concept of apostrophes relatively easily, others seem totally bewildered. Their subsequent work follows the principle that if in doubt they should use an apostrophe regardless.

These activities should illustrate the function of the apostrophe and allow pupils to grasp the concept relatively quickly, allowing more time to develop the creative side of pupils' work.

Aims:

  • to develop an understanding of the use of the apostrophe
  • to correctly use apostrophes for contraction
  • to correctly use apostrophes to show possession

Starter activity part 1

Starter activity part 2

Main session part 1

Main session part 2

Plenary

   

Using commas

Improve your punctuation with the Skillswise guide to commas.

Get to grips with commas in your new job.

   

Capital Letters and Full Stops

The aim of this resource pack is to introduce pupils to capital letters and full stops. Activities include matching upper case letters with lower case ones and asking pupils to punctuate sentences correctly.

The full stop is introduced and pupils have the opportunity to punctuate sentences with them. Pupils consolidate their learning on paper using the worksheets provided.

Starter activity part 1

Starter activity part 2

Main session

Plenary

   

Sentence Detectives

A useful site for teaching basic punctuation marks such as question marks, exclamation marks and full stops.

This pack consists of several activities that could be used to help pupils to examine sentences, look for key features and identify different sentence types.

The activities will:

  • allow the teacher to interactively demonstrate different types of sentences
  • allow pupils to sort sentences into the relevant groups

Starter activity

Main session

Plenary

 

Proper Nouns

This animated tutorial explains brilliantly what proper nouns are and how they need capital letters at the beginning of words.