Colons and Semi-Colons lesson and resource

A lesson focusing on the different purposes of colons and semi-colons, suitable for a year 5 and 6 class.

The lesson uses the short video, Alma, as a means to capture the children’s attention. A SPaG starter is used as a warm up before the children are taught the many different purposes of the punctuation and then apply it to their own sentence. This is a very hands on lesson with a lot of back and forth between the teacher and the children.

An extension activity is also offered if time allows.

This is one of the lessons as part of my descriptive unit of work on Alma, which can be found here:


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  • L4---Adventure-Story-Writing.pptx
  • L4---Extension---text-to-use.docx

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Created: Oct 30, 2019

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