Use punctuation and capitalisation to aid understanding (a) Understand that different punctuation marks are used for different purposes and know their names, including: speech marks to mark off what a speaker says from the surrounding text; commasto separate words in a list or parts of a sentence, bullet or numbered points to make lists or series of instructions clearer (b) Understand that punctuation relates to sentence structure and text type, to help the reader make sense of the written text, and apply this understanding in their own reading

Punctuation Match

Submitted by Gemma Holtam on Sat, 2011-08-20 18:11

Literacy: Rs/E2.4, Rs/E3.3, Ws/E2.3, Ws/E2.4, Ws/E3.4, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

A very useful worksheet that can be used to check your students’ understanding of basic punctuation.
Students match the name of the punctuation mark with its definition.

Literacy: Reading, General literacy / English, Fiction, Rs/E3.3, Rt/E3.1, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Ws/E3.3, Ws/E3.4

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Shared text, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

The third book of Step 4 stories in the wonderful Readwell Road reading scheme for adults. All stories are written for adults and reflect real-life situations.

This story is aimed at Entry 3 readers and continues the story of Jim and Nan people introduced in Steps 1 to 3 (for Entry 1 and 2 readers) – see below for links to these stories.

In this story Jim and Nan finally get the help they need in their garden – but all is not what it seems!

Commas in a list

Submitted by Claire Millard on Wed, 2009-08-26 17:25

Literacy: Rs/E3.3, Ws/E3.4

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

A picture based exercise (would be great displayed on an interactive whiteboard as an introduction to commas) followed by sentence writing practice.

pre-Roman Britain and Boudicca's revolt

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Sat, 2007-10-13 17:18

Literacy: Rs/E3.3, Rs/L1.2, Rs/L2.2, Rw/L1.1, Rw/L2.2, Rw/L2.3, Ws/E3.4, Ws/L1.3, Ws/L2.4

Context: History

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

5 page workpack covers punctuation and vocabulary. Written for history students that are also covering basic literacy but useful for any students with an interest in ancient Britain.

Nouns - what you need to know!

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Mon, 2007-08-06 17:18

Literacy: Rs/E2.4, Rs/E3.3, Ws/E2.4, Ws/E3.4

Resource type: Informative presentation

Level: E2, E3

Clear PPT gives straightforward explanations and examples of common, collective and proper nouns.

Entry Level punctuation cards

Submitted by Laura Jeffrey Kiiza on Fri, 2007-03-30 17:18

Literacy: Rs/E2.4, Rs/E3.3, Ws/E1.2, Ws/E1.3, Ws/E2.3, Ws/E2.4, Ws/E3.4

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E1, E2, E3

Entry Level punctuation cards for a variety of multisensory games, matching activities and challenges.

Working with bullet points

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Fri, 2007-01-05 17:19

Literacy: Rs/E3.3, Rs/L1.2, Rs/L2.2

ICT: Functional ICT, Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: ICT task sheet

Working with bullets neatly combines literacy (punctuation) and ICT. Step by step task sheet asks the learner to set up a document (involves margins, headers, footers, formatting, etc) and then add bullets, shading and paragraph borders.

Punctuation cards

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Thu, 2006-08-31 17:11

Literacy: Rs/E2.4, Rs/E3.3, Rs/L1.1, Rs/L2.2, Ws/E1.2, Ws/E1.3, Ws/E2.3, Ws/E2.4, Ws/E3.4, Ws/L1.3, Ws/L2.4

Resource type: Game

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A fabulous multi-sensory punctuation game. 8 large cards to laminate plus teaching ideas. Great for mixed ability classes.

The Importance of Punctuation

Submitted by Margaret Lagoyianni on Thu, 2006-07-06 13:11

Literacy: Rs/E2.4, Rs/E3.3, Rs/L1.2, Ws/E2.3, Ws/E2.4, Ws/E3.4, Ws/L1.3

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1

Useful handout with definitions and examples of common punctuation marks, a really clever and fun re-writing exercise, cloze exercise, comprehension and more.

Shopping Bag Capital Letters

Submitted by Jo Williams on Tue, 2005-11-08 14:02

Literacy: Rs/E2.4, Rs/E3.3, Rs/L1.2, Ws/E2.3, Ws/E2.4, Ws/E3.4, Ws/L1.3

Resource type: Teaching idea

Level: E2, E3, L1

A unique and refreshing way to introduce or reinforce previous work on capital letters. Jo came up with this idea after using Margaret Lagoyianni’s ‘We need capital letters’. You will need a shopping bag and other miscellaneous items!

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