In KS2, pupils are taught and expected to use a variety of punctuation mostly accurately in their writing. This display pack includes punctuation taught in KS1 and KS2, displayed on posters with examples of how each one can be used within a sentence and a challenge activity. It could be used to revisit punctuation previously taught to remind pupils of the punctuation that they should be using in their writing.
The posters could be used as part of a working wall, encouraging pupils to answer the challenge questions and add examples of sentences they have read or written themselves showing how different punctuation marks are used to create an interactive display.
Which punctuation is included in this resource?
- full stop
- capital letter
- question mark
- exclamation mark
- commas in lists
- apostrophe for contracted words
- apostrophe for possession
- inverted commas
- commas to separate phrases or clauses
Why is punctuation important?
Punctuation helps to make meaning clear for the reader, avoiding ambiguity. It tells the reader when to pause, emphasise or question and adds precision and clarity.
National Curriculum programme of study links
Pupils should use and understand the grammatical terminology in English Appendix 2 accurately and appropriately when discussing their writing and reading.