A bundle of activities to help you teach how to use hyphens for clarity and to avoid ambiguity in Upper Key Stage Two.
- Hyphens activity sheets with three levels of differentiation, includes a range of activities for children to identify words that can be joined with hyphens, how they can be used and how they can change the meaning of a sentence.
- Hyphen matching cards. A range of words that can be linked together using hyphens, this is a fun matching game that can be used to help children make hyphenated words and go on to use them in sentences for clarity.
Year 6 statutory content to be introduced – how hyphens can be used to avoid ambiguity.
Years 5 and 6 – Pupils should be taught to indicate grammatical and other features by using hyphens to avoid ambiguity.
Using hyphens to link two words, explaining how a hyphen makes the meaning of the sentence more clear.
Using hyphens to link two words, explaining how hyphens can change the meaning of a sentence and adding
hyphens in the correct place.
Using hyphens to link three words e.g. mother-in-law and explaining the difference in meaning between words with and without hyphens e.g. re-cover and recover.