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A compound word is a long word made up of two short words. The blue words in the left-hand column go first; the orange words in the right-hand column go second. Cut out the words and see if you can match them up correctly.
Should these sentences end in a full stop, a question mark or an exclamation mark? Choose the correct punctuation mark for each one, and don’t forget to add in capital letters if they’re missing!
Read this paragraph and add in the capital letters, full stops, commas, exclamation marks and question marks where you think they should go
When we show that something belongs to someone else, we use an apostrophe. When we talk about lots of things belonging to one person or lots of people, the placing of the apostrophe changes. Look at these sentences and see if you can add in the missing apostrophes.
When a verb ends in -fer, if you want to add the suffixes -ing or -ed to it, you need to add another r at the end. If the word is turned to a noun with the ending -ence, the r is not doubled. Now see if you know what all the words in the left-hand column mean. Can you write a sentence containing the red words?
Make a list of all of the different things in your living room. Use them to finish this sentence (and remember your colon!). Now make a list of all of the different things that might be in a wizard’s spell room. Use the list to finish the sentence below.
We use semi-colons in a list when the items in the list are described by phrases. Can you correctly place the semi-colons in these lists?
We can use commas to separate items instead of using the word ‘and’. Can you rewrite these sentences using a comma instead of ‘and’? Remember, you will need ‘and’ before the final item.
Some of the apostrophes have gone missing from this passage. Can you add them back in? Then write each of the incorrect words in their uncontracted (unshortened) form in the grid below. Can you arrange the yellow letters to form word related to using apostrophes?
Jennifer has gone a bit capital-letter-mad writing a letter about her interests and hobbies! Circle the words that shouldn’t have a capital letter, then find them in the wordsearch.
Ten words in this short story use apostrophes incorrectly. Identify them then find the words in the wordsearch.
Time connectives are words or phrases used in writing or speech to explain WHEN something is happening. Can you sort these time connectives from regular connectives?
We can use a semi-colon to separate two clauses if they are in some way related to each other and if both clauses could make sense on their own. If one part of the sentence doesn’t make sense on its own, use a comma. Tick and cross these sentences to show if the correct punctuation has been used.
Look at this passage. It includes a number of verbs in the past tense; you need to collect the ones that end in -ed. Find them and write them into the grid below. The highlighted letters will spell out a word.
Each of the following sentences includes an incorrect past-tense verb. Circle the incorrect verb and find the correct form of the verb in the wordsearch.
A fronted adverbial is used at the start of a sentence to explain more about the verb. It tells us where, when or how the verb is done. After a fronted adverbial, we often need a comma. Can you place the missing commas correctly in these sentences?
Can you correctly place the colon in these two sentences then finish these sentences off with a list, remembering your colon and your commas for separating each item.
Time connectives are words or phrases that order your writing into a chronological sequence. Can you fill in the missing time connectives below so the story makes sense?
Do you know why we use capital letters? See if you can sort these statements into the correct columns.