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Grammar help: putting in full stops

Discussion in 'English' started by rozza, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Many of my Primary 6 (Year 5) class struggle with knowing where to put full stops in more extended pieces of writing. They all know a sentence needs a full stop at the end but find it difficult to see where one sentence ends and another begins. Does anyone know of any resources/activities to support this, other than the various 'puncuate these sentence/paragraphs' worksheets?
    Many thanks
  2. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    Reading back what they have written aloud is a miracle worker. Them - not you, though you could read it back to them as they have punctuated it.
  3. One of the courses I went on (it was for dyslexia) said you should give them a blob of bluetack. Get them to read it out and put a piece of blutack where they think a full stop should go - they can then read it back and check that they have the full stops in the right place and move them if they aren't happy/put the full stops in if they are happy. I can't remember exactly why they said that this would work but I remember the rational made sense at the time!
  4. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

    Kinaesthetic, innit?
  5. Thanks for swift replies! Will try these out. Love the blutac idea!

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