Primary English: Perfecting punctuation

Hand-picked lessons, visual aids and games to help primary pupils perfect their use of punctuation

Tes Resources Team

Brackets, Speech Marks, Exclamation Mark & Question Mark To Illustrate Punctuation For Primary School

Explore these engaging activities, games and workbooks for primary punctuation

Spag is a key part of the primary English curriculum and perfecting your pupils punctuation is a crucial part of improving writing. So to help your pupils get to grips with what each punctuation means and how to use it in a sentence, we have hand-picked a selection of resources that offer different ways to engage your class.

Lessons, activities and worksheets

SIMPLY PUNCTUATION BOOK 1
Lynn Lettice

SIMPLY PUNCTUATION BOOK 1

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The three books in this graded series will help children who struggle with punctuation and need extra practice. The series deals with punctuation basics using a very simple, straightforward format. The books include the kind of tasks that children enjoy, such as multiple choice and editing. The w...
Dashes - Punctuation
Krazikas

Dashes - Punctuation

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This resource contains a 10-page workbook that includes three information sheets with explanations on when to use the dash in writing with examples. There are seven worksheets. Tasks include placing dashes in the correct place in sentences and composing sentences containing the dash. Answers are inc...
Punctuation detectives
the_happy_educator

Punctuation detectives

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Worksheet and powerpoint for missing full stops and capital letters. Children work as punctuation detectives and read the short paragraph and identify missing full stops and capital letters. Children then rewrite the paragraph underneath. Contains: Powerpoint for capital letters and full stops D...
SPaG Activities Proofreading
FullShelf

SPaG Activities Proofreading

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Fun Literacy and English revision activities! Proofreading / editing practice is made enjoyable with these **6 KS2 / KS3 SPaG revision puzzles worksheets** - spelling, punctuation and grammar activities designed for Year 5, 6 and 7 Literacy or English lessons. ***PDF** format.* * **Only suitable f...
Punctuating Speech
Online_Teaching_Resources

Punctuating Speech

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English Teaching Resource: Punctuating Speech 'Punctuating Speech' is a 10 slide PowerPoint presentation with 3 accompanying worksheets designed to teach pupils how to use speech marks accurately in their writing. Content includes: * An explanation of how and why we use speech marks in our writing...

Visual aids and displays

Punctuation Posters
Greg Smith

Punctuation Posters

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The set of punctuation posters will dress up your room for back to school, and serve as reminders to your student when they are writing. Includes posters for the following types of punctuation, including ones with U.K. terminology, as well: Period - Full Stop Question mark Exclamation point...
Punctuation cards
kaleigh_bligh

Punctuation cards

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Handy punctuation support cards with an explanation of what each one is and an example to support children within their writing. I used the font 'balonku' from dafont.com

Games

Punctuation 'Follow Me' Loop Card Game/Quiz
Primary Class

Punctuation 'Follow Me' Loop Card Game/Quiz

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Colour coded for 3 levels of difficulty. Examples for each that can be used as hints . Grammar and Punctuation version available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/grammar-and-punctuation-follow-me-game-11187356
Punctuation Pelmanism Game
Helen Rachel Crossley

Punctuation Pelmanism Game

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Punctuation Pelmanism Game: A series of 20 cards featuring punctuation marks and their names. Take it in turns to turn over the cards and try to find matching pairs. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk