Back to Basics: Punctuation
1. A simple guide to punctuation
What is it? A summary sheet explaining how to use all major punctuation marks, helping students to check their work
What users say: "A very useful sheet to insert into my students' books to ensure literacy in science is covered"; "Concise and informative."
2. Grammar basics flash cards
What is it? A set of flash cards for teachers. Ideal for reference during lessons
What users say: "The clearest explanation of tenses that I have ever come across. All nice and simple"; "Very useful; ideal for display."
3. Spag place mat
What is it? A colourful place mat for checking spelling, punctuation and grammar (Spag). It can be printed and laminated for students to refer to during written work
What users say: "Brilliant! I have an A3 laminated version taped to each desk and students in every year group have found them useful"; "Wonderful! My students have no excuse now." bit.lySpagPlacemat
4. Kung fu punctuation
What is it? A fun activity that lets students practise punctuation kung-fu style
What users say: "Fabulous! Good as a starter, a reward and a kinetic outlet for a restless class"; "Blindingly imaginative and spot on for students who need to get out of their seats."
5. Punctuation through music
What is it? A video using music and rhythm to teach 14- to 16-year-olds about commas
What users say: "From content to pacing to delivery, this is a first-rate presentation"; "I have been inspired and educated through watching this video." bit.lyMusicCommas
6. Punctuation test
What is it? A worksheet that includes a simple test to check students' knowledge
What users say: "A very handy resource"; "A great little test."
7. Apostrophe police
What is it? A collection of real-life "punctuation bloopers". Students have to identify and correct the mistakes
What users say: "Fun and funny. Good as a starter or a quick assessment"; "This is great. It is always good to have real-life examples."
8. Grammar crib sheet
What is it? A clear summary of the knowledge required to pass the new Spag test for 11-year-olds in England, but useful revision for any age group
What users say: "This will be useful for teachers as well as teaching assistants"; "A really helpful resource. Great to keep at hand as a checklist."
9. Starter activities
What is it? A collection of starters designed to integrate punctuation into any lesson
What users say: "First-rate resource"; "I will definitely use in my (special educational needs) literacy skills class."
10. 'Doh!' apostrophes
What is it? Differentiated apostrophe worksheets using characters from The Simpsons
What users say: "Fantastic resource! Really clear and saved me from making my own"; "Very user-friendly."