Use punctuation and capitalisation to aid understanding (a) Understand that different end-of-sentence punctuation marks are used for different purposes, and know the terms: full stop, question mark, exclamation mark (b) Understand that this punctuation serves to help the reader make sense of written text, and apply this understanding in their own reading (c) Understand that all end-of-sentence markers are followed by an initial capital, in continuous text written in complete sentences

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.

Question Marks

Submitted by Jennifer Baines on Thu, 2007-10-11 17:18

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

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E2

An interactive PPT with type in boxes (great with a cordless keyboard). Each page provides a separate task – ideal for groups or pairs.

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.

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!


Submitted by Imogen Stewart on Fri, 2005-08-12 14:01

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

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E2, E3, L1

A wonderful PowerPoint all about common and proper nouns, and when to use capital letters.
Imogen was inspired to create this from the ‘virtual shopping bag’ idea in Jo Williams’ ‘Shopping Bag Capital Letters’ and from Margaret Lagoyianni’s ‘We need to use Capital Letters’ (see below).

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Rs/E1.1, Rs/E2.2, Rs/E2.3, Rs/E2.4, Rt/E1.1, Rt/E2.1, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E1.2, Rw/E1.3, Rw/E2.2, Ws/E1.1, Ws/E1.2, Ws/E2.1, Ws/E2.3, Ws/E2.4

Pre-entry: Ww/M8.1, Rw/M8.1, Rw/M8.3

Free tags: World Cup 1966

Context: Sport

Level: M8, E1, E2

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Crossword, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment

A very popular 29 page booklet with 14 Milestone 8 / Entry 1-2 paper-based word, sentence and text focus activities to accompany related on-screen resources (below). Updated in 2006.

Can be used alone or with the DfES Skills for Life E1 Literacy materials.…
(Unit 1, Lost and Found)

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