- Semi-colon activity sheets with three levels of differentiation that have a range of activities allowing children to use semi-colons correctly, inset them in the correct place and mark sentences that have tried to use them. Answers included.
- Semi-colon discussion cards, a range of questions including questions about how semi-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 using semi-colons.
- Semi-colon passages. Short paragraphs with three levels of differentiation where children need to identify where the semi-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.
Separating detailed items in a list and using semi-colons to replace conjunctions.
Separating detailed items in a list, using semi-colons to replace conjunctions and to separate
Separating detailed items in a list, using semi-colons to replace conjunctions and to separate related clauses in multi-clause sentences.