Rs/E3.3

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

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.

Level
E3
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Ws/E3.4
Ws/E2.4
Ws/E2.3
Rs/E3.3
Rs/E2.4

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!

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

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

Level
E3
English
Rs/E3.3
Ws/E3.4

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.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/E3.3
Rs/L1.2
Rs/L2.2
Rw/L2.3
Rw/L1.1
Rw/L2.2
Ws/E3.4
Ws/L1.3
Ws/L2.4
Context
History

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

Level
E2
E3
English
Rs/E2.4
Rs/E3.3
Ws/E2.4
Ws/E3.4

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

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
Rs/E2.4
Rs/E3.3
Ws/E1.2
Ws/E1.3
Ws/E2.3
Ws/E2.4
Ws/E3.4

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.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/E3.3
Rs/L1.2
Rs/L2.2
ICT
Functional ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL

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

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/L1.1
Rs/E2.4
Rs/E3.3
Rs/L2.2
Ws/E1.2
Ws/E1.3
Ws/E2.3
Ws/E2.4
Ws/E3.4
Ws/L1.3
Ws/L2.4

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

Level
E2
E3
L1
English
Rs/E2.4
Rs/E3.3
Rs/L1.2
Ws/E2.3
Ws/E2.4
Ws/E3.4
Ws/L1.3

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!

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
Ws/L1.3
Ws/E3.4
Ws/E2.4
Ws/E2.3
Rs/L1.2
Rs/E3.3
Rs/E2.4