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Literacy Basics: Punctuation

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3 KS4

This is a comprehensive guide to the essentials of punctuation. Highly visual worksheets, complemented by fully supportive lesson plans, are designed to improve the punctuation of average to lower ability students at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Resources focus on practising a range of skills, from the simple to the more complex. Lesson plans and worksheets put emphasis on spotting errors and correcting mistakes during writing.

KS3 and KS4 resources include: Spotting capitals; Commas for pauses; Colons and semi-colons worksheets; Exclamation marks; Spotting sentences; Speech marks; Writing letters.

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Size: 68 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 873562 88 8
Code: LBPU
Popularity rank: 121
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Contents List


  • 1 SPOTTING SENTENCES This worksheet helps students to identify and use proper sentences.
  • 3 SPOTTING FULL STOPS This lesson plan improves students' understanding of how to use full stops.
  • 5 CAPITAL WORDS Students learn that proper nouns always begin with capital letters.
  • 7 SPOTTING CAPITALS This worksheet provides revision on using capitals and full stops.
  • 9 ANY QUESTIONS? Students learn to use question marks.
  • 11 EXCLAMATION MARKS This lesson plan familiarises students with the use of exclamation marks.
  • 13 BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS Gives practice in the use of capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks.
  • 15 SPEECH MARKS Introduces the concept of speech marks.
  • 17 TALK ABOUT IT Students practise using speech marks.
  • 19 WORD SHRINKERS Introduces the concept of the apostrophe of omission and demonstrates the use of the apostrophe in shortened words.
  • 21 KNOW YOUR STUFF Provides practice in the use of apostrophes and speech marks.
  • 23 WORD LINKERS Students look at the apostrophe of singular possession.
  • 25 BELONGINGS Introduces the apostrophe of plural possession.
  • 27 COMMAS FOR PAUSES Looks at the use of commas to indicate pauses in sentences.
  • 29 COMMAS FOR LISTS Looks at the use of commas to separate words in lists.
  • 31 LONG SENTENCES Shows students how to use commas before conjunctions in sentences with two clauses.
  • 33 INSIDE STORY Familiarises students with the correct use of brackets.
  • 35 SHORTEN IT Introduces the concept of abbreviations and gives examples of their use.
  • 37 JOINING WORDS Students look at the function of hyphens and practise using them.
  • 39 DASH Explores the use of the single and double dash.
  • 41 COLONS AND SEMI-COLONS Students learn and practise using colons and semi-colons.
  • 43 WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Provides revision in the use of colons and semi-colons.
  • 45 SINGLE INVERTED COMMAS Explains how to use single and double inverted commas.
  • 47 PARAGRAPHS Students are introduced to the idea of breaking up pieces of continuous writing into paragraphs.
  • 49 WRITING LETTERS Students consider the difference in layout between formal and informal letters.
  • 51 LOCKED OUT? Provides revision in the use of capital letters, commas, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks and apostrophes of omission.
  • 53 INTRODUCING RICKY Students practise using capital letters, commas, full stops, question marks, speech marks, exclamation marks and apostrophes of omission.
  • 55 LETTER PROBLEMS Students practise laying out letters.
  • 57 SHORT STORY A fun page which allows students to practise their punctuation skills and to use their imaginations.



An excellent resource that can be used to help students practice the basics of punctuation. Can be used for all age groups.
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Pupils found it attractive and motivating. They liked the bubble speech and the general cartoon style.
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A more approachable/user friendly way to reinforce punctuation/basic skills work.
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Teacher Testing Report

Students reacted to the page content in a positive matter. There were no groans of disapproval and after a verbal introduction from me they worked quickly and enthusiastically. I was impressed.
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