This powerful KS2 grammar resources pack provides everything you need to teach a series of five lessons on semicolons, culminating in an extended writing task where children can use their grammatical understanding in context.
This primary resource pack includes:
With explanations, examples and activities to introduce this topic to your class
- Semicolon PDF cards
These come in A4 size, and smaller ones to cut out
- Semicolons challenge sheet
Add semi-colons to the sentences where they are needed; complete sentences by adding independent clauses; and write a five-sentence story about the image provided, being sure to include a semi-colon to connect two independent clauses, and semi-colons to separate items in a list
- Uplevelling sheet
Rewrite the sentences to make them more interesting
- Writing plan
Includes an image and writing prompts to plan a short story
- Teacher’s notes
What is a semicolon?
A punctuation mark that indicates a pause, typically between two closely related clauses, that is more pronounced a comma but less pronounced than a full stop.
- I had a huge meal; however, I am already hungry again.
- I saw a large bird; it was eating a worm.
- Let’s go to the library; there is a book I need to borrow.
- I know you don’t like muesli; nevertheless, it is healthier than sugary cereals.
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Pupils should be taught to indicate grammatical and other features by using semicolons, colons or dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses.