ESOL Ws/L2.4a

Use a range of punctuation to achieve clarity in simple and complex sentences (i) Use the full range of punctuation marks effectively, including: commas for listing items in connected prose, between clauses in complex sentences, and after connectives like however; apostrophes for possession and omission; inverted commas for direct speech and to indicate a quotation (ii) Understand the effect on style of using full or contracted forms

Apostrophe flow chart

Submitted by Richard Scott on Fri, 2013-12-06 18:32

Pre-entry: Literacy

Literacy: Apostrophes, Rs/L1.2, Ws/L2.4, Functional English - writing

ESOL: ESOL Rs/L1.2a, ESOL Ws/L2.4a

Resource type: Handout or guide, Informative presentation

Level: L1, L2

This resource uses a flow chart to help guide learners to the correct use of apostrophes.

Editor’s note
Updated Aug 2016. now includes irregular plurals such as ‘children’.

Commas information and exercises

Submitted by Kate Lindley on Thu, 2012-03-15 17:14

Literacy: Rs/L1.2, Ws/L1.3, Ws/L2.4, Functional English - writing

ESOL: ESOL Rs/E3.2a, ESOL Ws/L1.3a, ESOL Ws/L2.4a

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

L1/2 factsheet and worksheet on bracketing and listing commas.
Useful for underpinning L1-2 Functional English writing skills.

Capello Euro 2012 apostrophes

Submitted by Kate Lindley on Sun, 2011-08-28 06:51

Literacy: Rs/L1.2, Ws/L2.4

ESOL: ESOL Rs/L1.2a, ESOL Ws/L2.4a

Context: Sport

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Another expertly adapted text with ten missing apostrophes. Includes apostrophes of omission and possession (some example are challenging).
Inspired by Rachel Emmett’s ‘Capello Gerrard World Cup apostrophes’ resources (see below).

Capello Gerrard World Cup apostrophes

Submitted by Rachel Emmett on Tue, 2010-06-08 21:13

Literacy: Apostrophes, Rs/L1.2, Ws/L2.4

ESOL: ESOL Rs/L1.2a, ESOL Ws/L2.4a

Context: Sport

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: L2

An expertly adapted text with ten missing apostrophes. Includes apostrophes of omission and possession (some example are challenging).

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