This interesting and engaging lesson enables students to understand what ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks indicate, and determine where they should be used. They also learn to understand the effect of these punctuation forms in writing, and develop the skills to use these punctuation forms accurately in my own writing.
Over the course of their learning journey, students:
- Define and exemplify what ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks are;
- Identify where these punctuation marks should be placed in writing;
- Correctly place ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks into unpunctuated sentences;
- Analyse the effect of these punctuation marks upon sentences and wider texts;
- Use ellipses, question marks, and exclamation marks accurately and with subtlety in their own writing;
- Peer and self assess each other's writing attempts.
The resources include:
-Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint;
-Placing Punctuation worksheet (and teacher answer sheet);
-A model example of an ellipsis, question mark, and exclamation mark-filled piece of writing for analysis;
-Helpful and comprehensive step-by-step lesson plan.
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