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BBC Bitesize: use of punctuation - worksheet

This is a brief, printable worksheet where students insert the correct punctuation into gaps in sentences. The punctuation marks required include full stops, question marks and speech marks. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

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Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation

This resource is a revision for students of some of the rules for punctuation and spelling, with examples. It covers sentences, paragraphing, apostrophes, punctuating dialogue, ellipses, brackets, titles, acronyms, ampersands, commonly confused words and IM and Text Speak.

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BBC Skillswise: sentence shooter - activity

This is a game about inserting full stops, exclamation marks or question marks to correctly complete a given sentence. Students can choose whether to play the game at an easy or hard level, and if they do not select the right end punctuation at either level, the correct response is displayed on the screen. A 'How to play' ...

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BBC Skillswise: pin bored punctuation - activity

This is a game about punctuation for the end of sentences. In the game students select full stops, exclamation marks or question marks to complete a series of sentences correctly. Basic advice about the use of end punctuation is available from a short 'Help' screen. Students receive simple right/wrong feedback with correct ...

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BBC Spellits

This is a set of three graded spelling games presented as mysteries for students to solve. Each game has the choice of an interactive online version or a printable version. Students learn simple spelling guidelines, then complete example exercises to reveal a set of clues that will be used later to solve a puzzle. Students ...

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BBC Spellits: catch that thief

This is a spelling game presented as a mystery that needs to be solved to recover stolen jewels. The game can be played as an interactive online version or a printable version. In the course of their investigations, students learn simple spelling rules about doubling consonants, changing 'y' to 'i', plural nouns, prefixes, ...

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BBC Skillswise: sentence structure - make a sentence

This is a game in which students construct sentences that make sense, have a verb, start with a capital letter and end with appropriate punctuation. Students choose the correct phrase from five options, then add it to a stem to make it a complete sentence. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's ...

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BBC Bitesize: compound sentences - revision

This is a series of four information sheets designed to teach students about phrases and clauses, sentence types and punctuation. It covers simple, complex and compound sentences. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

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Teaching AC English

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers containing video vignettes and supporting text that demonstrate differentiation and explicit teaching of the Australian Curriculum: English in the areas of reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar across a range of classrooms from Foundation to year 10. The vignettes ...

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When do I use a colon?

This resource focuses on how to use colons correctly, with information, links and activities. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

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When do I use a semicolon?

This resource focuses on how to use semicolons correctly, with information, links and activities. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

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Putting the comma in its place

This resource focuses on how to use commas correctly, with information, links and activities. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

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From possessive apostrophes to discombobulation!

People often worry about the use of apostrophes. See how Professor Kate Burridge answers a question about how to use the apostrophes after certain names, telling us how the rule has changed over time. She also explains the origins of the word 'discombobulate' and why the plural of house is not 'hice'.

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A song about goannas

Goannas are a type of Australian lizards. Listen to the lyrics of the song performed by Don Spencer that asks lots of fun questions about goannas. Watch some goannas moving through the bush and looking for food.

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Putting speech marks in their place

This resource focuses on how to use speech marks correctly, with information, links and activities. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

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Tales of Terror

This text for students contains short answer questions on four short stories - 'The Landlady', 'Lamb to the Slaughter', 'The Monkey's Paw' and 'Cold Reading'. It describes how to write short answers, as well as how to use textual evidence.

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Writing Dialogue

This is an explanation for students of how to format dialogue correctly when using it in their writing, with examples, practice activities and a short test.

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How to use an apostrophe

This short video for students is a refresher on when to use apostrophes in writing.

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Starting Smart: entertaining through poetry and recounts: confident communicators 1

This curriculum resource is the first of a two-part package that provides teachers of years 1-3 with background information, lesson plans, activities and resources for a term of work to help students become confident communicators. The focus is on developing and extending students’ knowledge and understandings of recount ...

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Starting Smart: entertaining through poetry and recounts: confident communicators 2

This curriculum resource is the second of a two-part package that provides teachers of years 1-3 with background information, lesson plans, activities and resources for a term of work to help students become confident communicators. The focus is on developing and extending students’ knowledge and understandings of poetry ...