What does your class remember about punctuation?
Use our punctuation cards to help your class share their knowledge.
First, give each group a set of the cards. They’ll turn them over one card at a time. The children win the card if they can explain where the punctuation could be used in a sentence. If they can’t think of the answer, the next person in the group can ‘poach’ the card if they can provide an explanation.
To make it trickier, have a rule that children can’t repeat an explanation that someone else has given.
- The first child says, “You can use an apostrophe to show where letters are missing.”
- The next child with the apostrophe card will need to mention that apostrophes can be used to show possession.
Another version of this could have pupils giving an example of a sentence to win the card – so, to win the comma card, they could say: “I ate fish [comma] chips and peas.”
For more ideas for using these cards, have a look at the fabulous resources shared by teachers in the Collaborative Learning Project.
Age range: Key stage 2-3
Time: 15-20 minute activity