Complex punctuation (KS2 resources)

A variety of resources to help children with complex punctuation through KS2 games, interactive worksheets and syntex activities.

40 resources
Punctuation match up gameNew!
A matching or snap game to clarify children's understanding of  … read more
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Goram and Ghyston – using embedded clauses
Children can use this resource to help them to use relative clauses  … read more
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Year 6 GPS revision booklet
A booklet to help Y6 children revise the terminology for grammar,  … read more
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George's Marvellous Medicine - Penguin schools resource
Get your class to create recipes for their own perilous potions  … read more
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Using the semi-colon in longer lists
This PowerPoint and worksheet helps children to use semi-colons  … read more
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Macbeth – Dazzling description
A guide to how to use relative clauses to make sentences. This  … read more
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Macbeth – Pin the comma on the sentence
Can you spot a fronted abverbial. Challenge children to read  … read more
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SPaG postcards – spot the mistakes
A handy set of postcards written with SPaG errors to assess children's  … read more
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Punctuation surgery – Commas for lists
A guide to how we use commas to separate out items in a list.  … read more
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Punctuation surgery – commas to mark clauses
A guide to how we use commas to separate out clauses. Includes  … read more
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GPS glossary
Pupil-friendly handout ideal for laminating. Includes essential  … read more
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Direct or reported? – types of speech
A written task to help children understand the difference between  … read more
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Clause confusion – using semi-colons
A set of clauses to be matched up, either as a pelmanism or as  … read more
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Match the punctuation
An interactive game which asks children to match the punctuation  … read more
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Professor Punc's parentheses!
A short animated film explaining the meaning and use of parentheses.  … read more
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Professor Punc's misplaced apostrophes
A short animation which asks children to identify misplaced  … read more
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Punctuation prowess!
A PowerPoint designed to get children thinking about what punctuation  … read more
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Semi-colons – right or wrong?
A cut and stick activity requiring children to identify the correct  … read more
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Possessive apostrophes – a yes/no game
An interactive activity which requires children to decide whether  … read more
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Spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes
A collection of photographs showings mistakes. Includes teaching  … read more
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Punctuation for parentheses – a fan
A punctuation fan to help children identify which form of punctuation  … read more
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Colon conundrums!
An interactive activity which asks children to choose the correct  … read more
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Don't be addled by apostrophes!
An activity which includes both a sorting game and written work  … read more
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Medieval writing – missing punctuation
Read through the passage and work out where the gaps between  … read more
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A Midsummer Night's Dream - apostrophes and capital letters
Children edit the sentences based on Oberon and Titania's adventures  … read more
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Punctuation and connectives pyramids
A set of pyramids to cut out and display on your children's desks  … read more
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Exploring speech punctuation - The Borrowers
A Syntex activity which allows you to explore the punctuation  … read more
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Punctuation fan
Ready to print, laminate and use to ask pupils questions about  … read more
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Missing punctuation: The Turbulent term of Tyke Tiler
Add the missing punctuation from Chapter 8. Three differentiated  … read more
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Commas and meaning
Use the commas to change the meaning of the sentence. This fun  … read more
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An interview
Read the journalist's notes from part of an interview and re-write  … read more
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Apostrophe game
Can children use apostrophes correctly? A worksheet and a great  … read more
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Check the text: Sea World advert
Improve the text by putting in the correct punctuation and changing  … read more
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Apostrophe it
Drag and drop the missing apostrophes into the sentences. A great  … read more
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Knock, knock
Engage children in conversation by telling knock, knock jokes.  … read more
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Using semi-colons
Useful worksheets to support children in their understanding  … read more
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Missing punctuation!
A punctuation exercise. Correct the passage from Madame Doubtfire  … read more
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Literacy related riddles
A lot of fun! Read the riddles and find the answers in the wordsearch.  … read more
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Who said what? – direct and reported speech
A worksheet for children to rewrite direct speech as reported  … read more
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Correction exercise - The Iron Man
A useful exercise asking pupils to add punctuation and paragraphs  … read more
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