Do your students need help with punctuation?
Looking for a fun way to teach full stops?
Detective Dan and the Punctuation Pals can help.
This engaging mystery story comprises of 10 chapters/pages that challenge the students to fill in the missing full stops as well as complete the fun bonus activity. Great for building reading fluency as students are asked to read the story three times and highlight a detective hat each time.
Many students have great ideas for their writing but lack confidence when using surface features like full stops. Let your class have FUN learning punctuation.
Each detective kit comes with FREE detective badges and even a BONUS wall poster to display for after your class has solved the case.
Don't delay; help Detective Dan, Penny, Winston the detective dog and Poppy the cat solve the case of the missing full stops today!
Excellent as a diagnostic tool or post test to evaluate you student's full stop skills. Great for end of year or end of term assessments.
What is included:
10 A4 Black and White Printable worksheets each containing an exciting chapter of the story (To be completed in order)
Printable 'Full Stop Detective' badges
1 A3 color/colour wall poster WARNING: Do not display until you have solved the case (Completed the 10 lesson unit)
Credits page with photo of the real Winston dog
How I use it:
I have been doing an intensive punctuation program this term and thus have been doing one chapter a day.
You could equally do one a week for ten weeks.
I read the story to the class then set them off to do the sheets independently.
After completion, I bring the students to the mat and ask them to tell me how many full stops they have found. I record this on the board ie 10 found 12, 3 found 13 etc.
Then lastly we read it together and mark it together.
My class started the unit with only 4 out of 28 children putting the full stops all in the right place, now we are up to chapter 5 and 17 children are putting the full stops all in the right place.
More importantly, they are always asking, “when are we being full stop detectives again?”
Some of my class wear their 'Full Stop Detective badges' all day!
I am sure your students will love it as much as mine.
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