Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar

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+ All Spelling

NEW Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar Test in KS2 SATs, May 2013

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Mind Maps to help Dyslexics with Spelling, Grammar and more

Spelling Rules
KS2 Year 3 (age 7-8)
KS2 Year 4 (age 8-9)
KS2 Year 5 (age 9-10)
Summary of the Main Spelling Rules
+ 100 Spellings for GCSE, A-Level and for Life

How to Teach Spelling

Common Confusables: they’re/their/there, etc

fun ways to teach ‘ight’ words

All Punctuation

+ Punctuation exercises

Sentence Basics

(1) Capital Letters 
(2) + When should you use a capital letter in the middle of a sentence?
(3) Full Stops
(4) + When should you use a full stop in the middle of a sentence?
(5) Main Clause
(6) Sub Clause
(7) + Basic Connectives

(8) Complex Connectives
(9)  Subordinating Conjunctions;
(10) + Using word order for effect
(11) + Exercise: Using word order for effect

Complex Punctuation

(1) Semi Colon  (2) How to Become a Semi Colon Ninja!
(3) + Colon

The Apostrophe Monster:

(1) ‘s Apostrophes for the Possessive;
+ Exercises for ‘s 
[a] the film’s ending / the armies’ leaders
[b] Creepy Doll / How to Eat Slugs
(3) Apostrophes for Elision: don’t, won’t, I’m, let’s, and more

Great Dialogue

(1) Speech Punctuation Basic: Level 4-5, GCSE C-B
(2) Speech Punctuation Advanced: Level 6-8, GCSE A-A*


What are…?

  + First Person
  + Second Person
  + Third Person
  + How to Tell Which Point of View (POV) a writer is using (i.e. second, third or first)


    Common Nouns
    Group Nouns
  + Proper Nouns  
  + Abstract Nouns


  + The Imperative (command verbs)
  The Subjunctive

+ Adjectives