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Top 10 Activities for Perfecting Punctuation for Primary School Students

Understanding punctuation such as what an exclamation mark or a question mark means is essential for students to improve their writing skills. To help you engage students with this subject area and help them perfect their punctuation, we’ve picked out a list of 10 fun activities on EducationCity for you to try.

These activities are for both Key Stage 1 and 2 and they all appear in our English/Literacy module. Don’t forget that we’ve so much more on punctuation though – just use the Search tool to help you find resources!

Let’s take a look at our top 10 Activities…

 

Key Stage 1

Amazing Punctuation – Punctuate simple sentences with full stops, exclamation marks and question marks.

  • England: Year 1
  • Scotland: First *
  • Wales: Year 2
  • N. Ireland: P3

Grammar Street – To compose sentences using the correct grammar and punctuation.

  • England: Year 1
  • Scotland: First *
  • Wales: Year 2
  • N. Ireland: P3

Rapid Rounders – Correctly use full stops and capitalise names and first letters in sentences.

  • England: Year 1
  • Scotland: First *
  • Wales: Year 1
  • English ActivityN. Ireland: P1

Rapid Rounders – Using capital letters at the start of a sentence for people’s names, full stops at the end of sentences and question marks for questions.

  • England: Year 2
  • Scotland: First ***
  • Wales: Year 2 & 3
  • N. Ireland: P5

River Deep – Add commas to each sentence to separate items in a list, without prompts.

  • England: Year 2
  • Scotland: First ***
  • Wales: Year 3
  • N. Ireland: P4

Key Stage 2

Rapid Rounders – To mark direct speech using speech marks and commas where required.

  • England: Year 3 & 4
  • Scotland: First **
  • Wales: Year 3 & 4
  • N. Ireland: P4

Fantasy Football – Place full stops, commas, quotation marks, question marks and exclamation marks within a passage with prompts to help.

Wales: Year 5 & 6
  • England: Year 3 & 4
  • Scotland: Second ***Literacy Learning
  • N. Ireland: P7

Force Field – Match punctuation marks to their definitions.

  • England: Year 5 & 6
  • Scotland: Second **
  • Wales: Year 6
  • N. Ireland: P7

Phantom Ellipsis – Understand and use punctuation.

  • England: Year 5 & 6
  • Scotland: Second ***
  • Wales: Year 6 & 7
  • N. Ireland: P7

River Deep – Place punctuation marks within a passage without prompts.

  • England: Year 5 & 6
  • Scotland: Second ***
  • Wales: Year 4 & 5
  • N. Ireland: P6

One Last Little Thing…

Don’t forget our new Grammar and Punctuation Tests for Key Stage 1 and 2 – they’re perfect for testing grammar skills!

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