Can you name two punctuation marks?
End of Term English: Punctuation and Grammar
Learn the proper use of punctuation and grammar in your writing. Practice using commas, apostrophes, and quotation marks correctly. Review rules of spelling, capitalisation, and sentence structure.
Did you know?
The punctuation mark '@' is actually called an 'at sign' or 'at symbol' and is used to denote 'at a particular place or time' The '#' symbol is called the 'number sign' or 'pound sign' and was initially used to denote numbers in telephone numbers The '&' symbol is called an 'ampersand' and is derived from a combination of the Latin word for 'and' (et) and the Greek word for 'and' (amp)
What punctuation and grammar rules do you think are the most important to remember?
What changes would you make to the way English grammar and punctuation are taught?
How have your writing and communication skills improved this term?
Brain break: Draw a flying pig with wings made out of jellybeans
Which punctuation mark is used to end a sentence to show strong emotion?
- . (Period)
- ? (Question mark)
- ! (Exclamation mark)
What is the correct way to write this sentence: she enjoy playing soccer.
- She enjoy's playing soccer.
- She enjoiys playing soccer.
- She enjoys playing soccer.
Which of the following sentences is written in the past tense?
- I am going to school now.
- I went to school yesterday.
- I will go to school tomorrow.
What does a comma indicate in a sentence?
- A pause or separation between words or phrases
- The end of a sentence
- A question or exclamation
Which sentence has correct subject-verb agreement?
- They plays football on weekends.
- They play football on weekends.
- They played football on weekends.
Work together in pairs: What are the two main punctuation marks that you should use to end a sentence?
Drawing activity: Draw a meat pie eating a human while watching a football game.
In pairs: Select one task
Question: The school year is coming to an end. Your teacher has asked you to create a project about punctuation and grammar. How can you present this information in a creative way?
Think outside the box and come up with a unique way of presenting the information. What materials could you use to show the main points? How could you make the project interactive?
A: Work in pairs to create a drawing to explain your solution. B: Write a short explanation of your drawing and how it relates to punctuation and grammar.