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KS2 SATs SPaG Revision Blaster - parenthesis

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Plazoom’s Year 6 SPaG Revision Blaster packs are the perfect way to check children’s knowledge and understanding of the KS2 programme of study for English. The area of grammar, punctuation and spelling covered in this SPaG revision blaster is parenthesis and how they are punctuated.

The packs are based around the content domains of the Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test framework. ‘Let’s Recap!’ provides information to revise or reteach an area of grammar, punctuation or spelling covered in Paper 1 of the GPS test followed by ‘Let’s Practise!’ with SATs style questions for the pupils to complete independently or as a class. Three sheets are provided, Revision Blaster 1, 2 and 3. These increase in difficulty, with questions having a greater cognitive load on Revision Blaster 3.

A PowerPoint version of the pack is included, so it can be worked through in groups, or as a whole class.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • Let’s Recap PDF and PPT slides
  • Let’s Practise worksheet: parenthesis
  • Let’s Practise answers
  • Let’s Recap PDF sheet

What is parenthesis?

Parenthesis is added to a sentence to give extra information, an explanation or an afterthought. The parenthesis is not needed to make the sentence complete.
Parenthesis must be punctuated with brackets, dashes or commas to separate it from the rest of the sentence.

Pete (a pupil in year 6) won the school’s poetry competition.
Pete, a pupil in year, won the school’s poetry competition.
Pete - a pupil in year 6 - won the school’s poetry competition.

If you take out the word or phrase between the two brackets, dashes or commas, the sentence should still make sense and be complete.

Pete won the school’s poetry competition.

Content domains from Key stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test framework (2016)

G5.9 punctuation for parenthesis

  • Let’s Recap PDF and PPT slides
  • Let’s Practise worksheet: parenthesis
  • Let's Practise answers
  • Let's Recap PDF sheet
  • Teacher notes
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