A bundle of activities that are ideal in Upper Key Stage Two to help you teach pupils how to use colons.
- Colon activity sheets with three levels of differentiation that have a range of activities allowing children to use colons correctly and correct sentences that haven’t used colons correctly. Answers included.
- Colon discussion cards, a range of questions including questions about how colons can be used and identifying where they can be used in a sentence. Perfect for use in pairs or small groups to consolidate what children know about how to use colons.
- Colon passages. Short paragraphs with three levels of differentiation where children need to identify where the colons need to go. Ideal as a short activity or as part of a grammar session. Answers included.
Year 6 statutory content to be introduced – Use of the semi-colon, colon and dash to mark the boundary between independent clauses [for example, It’s raining; I’m fed up].
Use of the colon to introduce a list and use of semi-colons within lists.
Years 5 and 6 – Pupils should be taught to indicate grammatical and other features by using semi-colons, colons or dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses.
Pupils should be taught to indicate grammatical and other features by using using a colon to introduce a list.
Using colons to introduce lists.
Using colons to introduce lists and single words.
Using colons to introduce lists, single words, speech and to separate independent clauses.