Ideal for end of year revision, this KS2 Year 4, 5 and 6 activity can be used again and again: 40 Differentiated Full Stops and Capital Letters Self-Check Sentences Cards. Grammar and punctuation revision resource for this key aspect of SPaG - editing and proofreading skills. Could be used as a regular starter or early finisher activity for Key Stage 2 (and equivalent) pupils to practise recognising where sentences begin and end in their own writing, a skill that often requires lots of consolidation. There are 30 MA / HA cards and a separate 10 Lower Ability set. They are designed to be printed back to back with the answer side (changes printed in red) so pupils can check their own work. Answer sides are in another file and these could be printed separately if you prefer not to print them on the backs. Best printed in colour, however the answers are also in bold so it will work in black and white too. (If you prefer not to print at all you can display the cards on the board as a regular whole class activity). All resources in PDF format within the Zip file.
The front sides have a short, engaging paragraph with no full stops and capital letters printed. If the cards are laminated, pupils could mark on capitals and full stops in the correct places. They could also write out the text correctly in their jotters if you wish, before self-marking. Pupils will also need to capitalise proper nouns, though as the main focus of these cards is full stops and capital letters for sentence demarcation, I have kept proper nouns to a minimum. There are also some commas missing from the front side. These have been added to the answer side but are not in red as the main focus is where sentences begin and end.
The Middle Ability and Higher Ability cards use the same text and therefore the same Answer Side. However, on the HA front side, instead of having the prompt box about how many sentences they should look for, it just says ‘How many sentences?’ The LA version has generally more basic sentences and shorter texts. All versions use a dyslexia-friendly font and spacing and a pastel background. All five files are also included without this background. The non-pastel background version could of course be printed on pastel paper too should you wish.
Here’s a set of dyslexia-friendly creative writing prompt cards: Imaginative Story Writing Prompts
Help pupils write more ambitious sentences:Improving Sentences
You can get the above resources alongside this one in a money-saving bundle (see below).
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