Primary English: Perfecting punctuation

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

Sian Evans

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

Make punctuation lessons less painful with these engaging activities, games and displays

Whether pupils like it or not, understanding what each punctuation mark means and how to use it in a sentence is a crucial part of improving their writing. To help you overcome the groans at the mere mention of punctuation, we have picked a selection of resources that offer different ways to engage your class with this hard-to-sell topic.

Lesson ideas

Tackle the fundamentals with these easy-to-understand resources, packed full of examples so that pupils understand how to employ different types of punctuation. 

 

Punctuation
GHSMedia

Punctuation

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The punctuation powerpoint is a great introduction to the what punctuation is. There is points where pupils get the chance to copy whats on screen and add the punctuation after it has been shown on screen. This covers Capital Letters, Full Stops, Question Marks, Exclamation Marks, Commas, and Apo...
Capital Letters and Full Stops
Online_Teaching_Resources

Capital Letters and Full Stops

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'Capital Letters and Full Stops' is a 30 slide PowerPoint teaching resource designed to help pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of capital letters and full stops. 'Capital Letters and Full Stops' teaches pupils how to identify capital letters and full stops in a piece of writing a...

Displays and visual support

Brighten up your classroom with these colourful posters, which are ideal as quick, at-a-glance reminders for pupils during writing tasks.

 

Homophone and punctuation displays
Neil Charter

Homophone and punctuation displays

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A series of five flowchart displays / posters to make it easy for pupils to understand basic grammar and punctuation. Each flowchart allows students to easily work out either which form of a word they should use or whether they should punctuate their work in a certain way. The five flowcharts are: ...

Games and activities

You can’t go wrong with one of these fun challenges, designed to test your learners’ understanding and help build up their confidence.

 

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 bingo
missjojo

Punctuation bingo

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can be used with any ks2 class (or HAs in ks1) who are learning how to use punctuation. instructions are at the end of the document. Topics also included; sentence structure and punctuation.
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