Rs/L2.2

Use punctuation to help interpret the meaning and purpose of texts
(a) Understand that certain punctuation is used for particular purposes in some text types, e.g. colon, semicolon, hyphen, dash, brackets - in lists, leaflets, brochures
(b) Understand the range and function of the various punctuation used in written English, and the way 'rules' and attitudes change over time, e.g. the use of punctuation in emails and text messaging

L1/L2 resource adapted from comma quizzes in The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation by Jane Straus. Nine slides of multiple choice questions. They are all in red, green, yellow or blue so that learners can throw beanbags into the corresponding hoops, or hold up corresponding cards etc. The choices are sometimes very tricky and this provokes a lot of discussion.

Level
L2
L1
English
Ws/L2.4
Ws/L1.3
Rs/L2.2
Rs/L1.2

A set of exercises based on an article from the BBC News website.
This may interest learners who are keen on computer technology.
There is a comprehension exercise, exercises involving the identification of punctuation and spelling errors, and a vocabulary exercise.
Useful for those working towards Level 2 Certificate in Adult Literacy.

Level
L2
English
Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)
Ww/L2.1
Rs/L2.2
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology

Wonderful high L1 – Level 2 resource which looks at the purposes and sources of a range of texts. Includes: useful handout with example of the four main types of text; discussion and examples of texts with more than one purpose; examples of badly written texts with mixed and confusing purposes; inferred and hidden meanings; writing practice (for four different purposes); re-ordering a long instructional text; and a set of final multiple choice questions to check skills.
Fully mapped to the Functional English criteria.

Level
L2
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L2.5
Wt/L1.4
Rw/L2.3
Rt/L2.2
Rt/L1.2
Rs/L2.2
Rs/L2.1
Functional English reading

A lovely way of consolidating Level 2 punctuation work. Could also be used as a group revision exercise if projected onto a smartboard.

Level
L2
English
Ws/L2.4
Rs/L2.2

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. 12 multiple choice questions covering comprehension, vocabulary and punctuation.

Level
L2
English
Rs/L2.2
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Rw/L2.3
Context
Education

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 examples and practice for Level 2 students.

Level
L2
English
Ws/L2.4
Rs/L2.2

An unpunctuated text. Students must add capital letters, commas, full stops and apostrophes so that it makes sense.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rs/L1.2
Rs/L2.2
Ws/L1.3
Ws/L2.4
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

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