This week, I have been reinforcing to my Grade Two students the importance of correctly using full stops and capital letters to form sentences. I have found that primary students of all age groups tend to need constant reinforcement of these concepts.
My students defined a sentence as “a piece of writing that makes sense by itself, starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark or question mark.”
I used some great online resources to teach students about sentences, full stops and capital letters.
BBC Skillswise Making Sentences
This site by the BBC has some great factsheets, quizzes, games and worksheets about sentences. My students particularly enjoyed the games which involve deciding whether sentences make sense and adding punctuation to text. This site also has links to activities about putting sentences together and using commas.
Capital Letters and Full Stops
This site from the Welsh National Grid for Learning includes explanations, games, worksheets and activities about using capital letters and full stops. The resources revolve around a theme of “Dewi the Dragon”. My students enjoyed punctuating the sentences in the story about Dewi with capital letters and full stops.
Have you tried any of these resources or do you know of any other resources for teaching about sentences?
4 Replies to “Sentence Activities for Lower Primary”
I totally agree with you about capital letters and full stops.
Children just do not like adding them to their writing. Thank you for the links to 2 great activities.
I have used both of these websites which are great and the children always love them – but as you say – constant reinforcement is really important.
I forgot to mention that http://www.primaryresources.co.uk has lots of resources for sentences!
@ @2sparkley, glad you enjoyed the links. I am enjoying checking out your blog and am finding some great resources!
@ Lin, thanks for the links. I hope if I can really drill in to my Grade 2 students to use capital letters and full stops, then it might become natural when they’re older. We’ll see!