Ws/E2.3

Use punctuation correctly, e.g. capital letters, full stops and question marks (a) Understand that capital letters and end-of-sentence punctuation cannot be used arbitrarily, but must mark the grammatical boundaries of a complete sentence (b) Understand that punctuation is best thought about at the stage of composition and included as the sentences are put down, rather than added from scratch at the end (c) Understand that questions are sentences that have a different word order from straightforward statements (d) Understand that question marks signal to the reader that the sentence is asking a question

Writing and checking sentences

Submitted by Diane Lambert on Mon, 2012-09-17 20:15

Literacy: Ws/E2.1, Ws/E2.3, Ws/E3.1, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame

Level: E2, E3

This is used to practise writing sentences in a format that is similar to those used for E2 Functional Skills writing assessments.
It includes a checklist for sentences and a reminder to use conjuntions. I use it after teaching the basics of sentences and conjunctions in order to give an opportunity to practise for the writing assessment. Three different tasks (note, email, complaint) plus a blank for your own task ideas.

Editor’s note also a useful check for E3 students.

Capital letter (proper noun) dominoes

Submitted by Billy Wood on Mon, 2011-08-29 11:10

Literacy: Ws/E2.3, Ws/E3.4, Ws/L1.3, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Game, Ice breaker, Sort or match cards

Level: E2, E3, L1

A wonderful kinaesthetic card matching game designed to help learners remember when to use capital letters.

The game comprises 52 picture cards (26 proper nouns, 26 common nouns) and 26 double ended upper-lowercase dominoes. It not only reinforces knowledge of capital letters but also is a good speaking and listening activity.

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.

Punctuation for artists

Submitted by Rachel Parkinson on Thu, 2011-06-23 15:13

Literacy: Ws/E2.3, Ws/E3.4, Ws/L1.3, Functional English - writing

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

An enticing looking resource to encourage vocational art students (or anyone interested in art) to use commas, capital letters and full stops correctly. Along the way they’ll also find out more about Picasso, van Gogh, and Degas. With literacy and Functional English mapping information and answers.

Capital letters

Submitted by Emma Shaw on Thu, 2009-07-09 17:25

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

Resource type: Sort or match cards

Level: E1, E2

A great set of hands-on card based activities for Entry learners. Sort and correct sentences, sort nouns into proper and common, etc.

Coronation Street resources

Submitted by Karen Bruin on Thu, 2008-05-29 16:53

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

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Reading comprehension, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Coronation Street resources – 8 super pages of Entry 2 resources based on this popular soap. Cloze exercise, matching game, alphabetical order, form filling, punctuation and more.
Adapted from Sally Shipton’s Emmerdale resource (see below).

Emmerdale resources

Submitted by Sally Shipton Black on Mon, 2008-03-03 16:53

Literacy: Form filling, Rs/E2.2, Rs/E2.3, Rt/E2.1, Rw/E2.1, Rw/E2.4, Ws/E2.1, Ws/E2.2, Ws/E2.3, Ws/E2.4

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: E2

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

11 super pages of Entry 2 resources based on this popular soap. Cloze exercises, sentence matching, alphabetical order, form filling, comprehension, punctuation and more.

Capital letters practice

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Mon, 2007-11-19 17:18

Literacy: Ws/E2.3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2

Practice for Entry 2 with a simplified text exercise.

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.

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.

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