Practising Punctuation consists of 5 titles designed for pupils at Key Stage 2 and 3, who need additional support to identify and use punctuation correctly in everyday situations. Each book addresses a wide range of punctuation rules arranged in units of two pages. The first page explains the punctuation rule and gives clear examples, together with a simple exercise for the pupil to complete. The second page provides a more complex task and / or extension exercise.
In addition each book provides regular test pages to check the pupil’s understanding of the rules addressed. A pupil record sheet at the back of the book allows the teacher to plot progress and record comments on individual achievement. There are also four Punctuation Puzzle pages to reinforce and revisit what the children have learned in each book. A Quick Reference Guide at the back of each book summarises the punctuation rules addressed in that book.
Book 5, the tests can be used for initial assessment prior to working through the Practising Punctuation series or indeed as a form of assessment after working through the series to establish the level of punctuation accuracy achieved.
Book 1 Capital letters, full stops, commas, question marks and exclamation marks.
Book 2 Apostrophes and inverted commas.
Book 3 Phrases, sentences and paragraphs.
Book 4 Colons, semi-colons, brackets, dashes and hyphens.
Book 5 Practising Punctuation Test Sheets.