A set of five novel extracts (all copyrights to the authors) from classic fiction to exam board favourites, each with their key punctuation marks missing. The tasks are easily adaptable, and answers are included.
Who better to teach about punctuation then Mo Willems' Pigeon?!?
This introduction to end punctuation fits right into a Mo Willems author study, and will help your students learn to read with as much expression as the Pigeon and his friends!
You will get 3 punctuation posters (period, question mark, and exclamation point), 3 end-mark headings for an anchor/ pocket chart, 12 sentences for sorting under the headings, and 3 cut-and-paste review sheets where you match the best punctuation mark with the sentence.
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Two activities involving identifying correctly and incorrectly punctuated direct speech. Pupils must look carefully at the direct speech to check if the correct punctuation has been used and if it is all in the correct place.
There are two activities provided:
• Direct Speech Punctuation Cards: pupils sort the cards into correct and incorrect piles. Great for paired or small group work. Large and small cards are provided, plus a presentation to use to go through the answers or to use as a whole class quiz.
• Direct Speech Punctuation Worksheet: pupils identify whether the speech has been correctly or incorrectly punctuated and then make any necessary corrections. Great as an independent task. This worksheet uses different examples to the cards/quiz.
The speech punctuation used includes inverted commas (speech marks), capital letters, commas and end of sentence punctuation (full stops, exclamation marks or question marks).
Different formats of direct speech are given as examples with the reporting clause in different positions, including:
• The reporting clause before the direct speech
• The reporting clause after the direct speech
• Two or more sentences of direct speech together
• The reporting clause separating one sentence of direct speech
• The reporting clause separating two sentences of direct speech
A variety of verbs are used in the reporting clauses instead of ‘said’.
Answers to all tasks are included.
All documents available as easily editable Word or Powerpoint documents and as PDFs.
These activities are suitable for years 4, 5 or 6.
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Students can use different colours to correctly identify the name of each piece of punctuation and then match each piece of punctuation to the correct definition. This could also be used as a cut, sort and stick activity.
Six grammar sorting boards for developing fine motor skills and sorting words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs), punctuation marks (full stop, question mark, exclamation mark), connecting words (prepositions, conjunctions, interjections) and types of sentences including connectives matching.
This is a full lesson ready to teach which includes a powerpoint, lesson starter(embedded countdown activity video), a hands on card sort activity and a plenary worksheet. It covers all the purposes of different types of punctuation in the english language. A great effective lesson.
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
and allow pupils to sort sentences into the relevant groups.
This pack contains:
seven screens for use on the interactive, whiteboard ,
and three worksheets.
Help your children learn simple punctuation in a fun and hands on way! The Post Box punctuation game is a great way to get children thinking and learning about punctuation with tears. This colourful and clean designed game helps promote reading as well as understanding sentence ending punctuation.
About this product
This product focuses on punctuation for the four main types of sentences.
This product contains 3 types of postbox templates with instructions to create standing post boxes. This product also contains 60 letters/postcards (15 letters/postcards for each type of sentence) with sentences missing their ending to be sorted into the correct postbox.
Directions for use:
To prepare the product. Print, cut out and laminate all the postcards/letter for durability. Print and laminate the postboxes and follow this instructions inside to create freestanding post boxes.
Uses for product
Created for 5/6 but could be used for Year 4. The aim is to correctly punctuate celebrities tweets, pre-dominantly looking at capital letters and full stops as well as then looking at commas and semi-colons. Builds in to spelling as well by editing the spellings of certain words for children to then spot.
First two pages are aimed at LA, pages 3 and 4 and for MA with pages 5 and 6 aimed at HA.
This resource has three revision mixes of grammar and punctuation exercises as well as three worksheets on homophones. These could be used for general revision purposes or set as homework tasks. Pupils attempt to improve sentences and make them more interesting, substitute more powerful verbs, identify prepositions etc. They are required to write descriptive paragraphs such as describing a friend, an ideal bedroom or a favourite animal. Colour synonyms need to be sorted into groups. The intention here is to widen and improve vocabulary choices.
Suitable for ages 10+
Sets of adverbs for children to cut up and sort by type. The adverbs may then be used to practise extending sentences. I like to encourage my class to challenge their partner to come up with a sentence using one or more of the adverbs.
This resource provides lots of opportunities for really practical whiteboard sentence practice.
Sorting task designed for students with autism / SEN
This is designed to be used in different ways depending on ability level:
* cut and laminate cards, students sort into 'autumn' and 'winter' baskets.
* students write 'autumn' and 'winter' in books, they then cut and paste pictures under the correct heading.
* students write headings in book then use chart to write each fact into their books
* students write headings in book then use chart to write sentences, using each fact in a sentence.
Our playlists are “no prep” Common Core aligned lessons designed for small group work, homework, remediation, or extension around a single standard. This content-rich multimedia lesson integrates original instruction with web-based resources to guide students through the rigors of the aligned standard.
<strong>This product includes:</strong>
• 3 links to instructional videos or texts
• 3 links to practice quizzes or activities
• 1 assessment that includes four multiple choice questions and one sorting question
• Definitions of key terms, such as punctuation marks
• Examples of correct usages of commas with direct addresses
• An accompanying Teaching Notes file
<strong>The Teaching Notes file includes:</strong>
• Additional activities to help your students explore the standard
• Links to additional practice quizzes or activities
• An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK levels
This abstract and concrete noun sorting activity is designed to prompt discussion as well as stretch learners and consolidate skills. Attractive flashcards come in three designs, and I have also included PNGs of image-only flashcards for you to add an extra layer of discussion, or to differentiate for your gifted and talented learners.
The text on each flashcard is fully editable for you to adapt the font or change the language, making this set of cards a bilingual resource too!
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L.O’s - To understand what a question sentence is.
- To be able to identify ‘question’ words.
- To be able to add the correct punctuation to a question.
- To be able to generate questions independently.
This resource includes planning and resources for two sessions when teaching questions.
-Planning for two sessions
-IWB Resource with learning objectives and initial whole class activity.
-Spinners to generate questions.
-Sorting activity - Question or Statement.
-Class write up for literacy books.
A list of adverbs that can be used to sort and teach the different types of adverbs (how, where and when). Can be read aloud and used as an auditory activity or printed out to make cards for a hunt/feely box/spinner/dice game or shrunk to make an assessment worksheet.
In this activity the students will be sorting the pictures/ words according to their category. They can sort them out into 5 groups (Nouns [people, animals, things, places] and not nouns). You can print and laminate the sheets in A4 size or you can decide to make them smaller in A5 size. You can either use velcro or blue tack to stick the pictures/words in their correct place, or else the students can just place them on a box in the correct category.