Ws/E3.4

Use punctuation correctly, e.g. capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, commas (a) Understand that these are the complete family of sentence boundary markers used in continuous text written in complete sentences (b) Understand when commas are needed in sentences (e.g. to separate items in a list), and that commas should not be used in place of full stops (c) Understand that certain types of writing use bulleted and numbered points for clarity (d) Understand that exclamation marks and sometimes question marks can affect meaning, and can act as the equivalent of intonation in spoken language

Apostrophes and commas

Submitted by Julie Hobson on Mon, 2016-05-09 16:05

Literacy: Ws/E3.4, Ws/L1.3, Ws/L2.4, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Informative presentation

Level: E3, L1, L2

A powerpoint presentation showing incorrect use of the apostrophe and comma. Useful for discussions to show the correct use and for learners to say why the apostrophe is wrong. Has ‘its’ and ‘it’s’ and omissive and possessive apostrophes.

Capital letters consequences game

Submitted by Ruth North on Fri, 2014-01-17 11:23

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

Free tags: consequences, fun

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity, Ice breaker, Teaching idea

A recap game to practise applying knowledge of when to use capital letters. Learners supply names, dates, places and objects to create a mis-matched story.

It could also be used as an icebreaker.

Arnold the cat punctuation

Submitted by John Dodd on Mon, 2011-09-05 19:33

Literacy: Ws/E3.4, Ws/L1.3, Ws/L2.4

Context: Animal care, farming & equine

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Two fun punctuation exercises for cat lovers.
Both are quite challenging. The first page requires full stops, capital letters and commas (E3-L1) whereas the second also includes quotation marks and apostrophes (L1-L2).

Common nouns and proper nouns

Submitted by Kathryn Fleming on Mon, 2011-08-29 20:05

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

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1

Handy one page fill-in sheet for E2-L1 Functional English and Literacy (fully mapped).
Ideal for introducing or revising when to use capital letters.

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.

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.

Adding punctuation

Submitted by Julie Hobson on Mon, 2008-04-14 16:53

Literacy: Ws/E3.4

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

Adding punctuation is a large print exercise (capital letters and full stops) that would also make a great group exercise if displayed on a whiteboard or smartboard.

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