Punctuated Correctly KS2 SPAG Test Practice

These questions have been taken from the KS2 SPAG test to help your children practise specific question types.

National Curriculum Objective
Learning how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly (see English appendix 2) including:

Year 2 English: (2G5.2) full stops

Year 2 English: (2G5.1) capital letters

Year 2 English: (2G5.4) exclamation marks

Year 2 English: (2G5.3) question marks

Year 2 English: (2G5.5) commas for lists

Year 2 English: (2G5.8) apostrophes for contracted forms

Year 2 English: (2G5.8) apostrophes for the possessive (singular)

Develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English appendix 2 by:

Year 3 and 4 English: (3G1.4) Using conjunctions to express time and cause

Year 3 and 4 English: (3G1.6) Using adverbs to express time and cause

Year 3 and 4 English: (3G1.7) Using prepositions to express time and cause

Year 3 and 4 English: (3G3.4) Extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including: when, if, because, although

Year 3 and 4 English: (3G4.1b) Using the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense

Year 3 and 4 English: (4G1.5) Appropriate choice of pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition

Year 3 and 4 English: (4G5.6b) Using fronted adverbials

Learning the grammar for Years 3 and 4 in English Appendix 2

Indicate grammatical and other features by:

Year 3 and 4 English: (4G5.6b) Using commas after fronted adverbials

Year 3 and 4 English: (4G5.7) Using and punctuating direct speech

Year 3 and 4 English: (4G5.8) Indicating possession by using the possessive apostrophe with plural nouns

Develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English appendix 2 by:

Year 5 and 6 English: (5G1.6) Using adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility

Year 5 and 6 English: (5G3.1a) Using relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or with an implied (ie omitted) relative pronoun

Year 5 and 6 English: (5G3.2) Using expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely

Year 5 and 6 English: (5G4.1b) Using the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause

Year 5 and 6 English: (5G4.1b) Using the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause

Year 5 and 6 English: (5G4.1c) Using modal verbs to indicate degrees of possibility

Year 5 and 6 English: (6G4.4) Using passive verbs to affect the presentation of information in a sentence

Year 5 and 6 English: (6G7.4) Recognising vocabulary and structures that is appropriate for formal speech and writing, including subjunctive forms

 

Learning the grammar for years 5 and 6 in English Appendix 2

Indicate grammatical and other features by:

Year 5 and 6 English: (5G5.6a) Using commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing

Year 5 and 6 English: (5G5.9) Using brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis

Year 5 and 6 English: (6G5.10) Using colons to mark boundaries between independent clauses

Year 5 and 6 English: (6G5.10) Using a colon to introduce a list

Year 5 and 6 English: (6G5.11) Using semi-colons to mark boundaries between independent clauses

Year 5 and 6 English: (6G5.12) Using dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses

Year 5 and 6 English: (6G5.13) Using hyphens to avoid ambiguity

Year 5 and 6 English: (6G5.14) Punctuating bullet points consistently

Differentiation:

Beginner Two sentences to choose from with a selection of punctuation including capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks and apostrophes for contraction. Aimed at Year 2 Developing.

Easy Three sentences to choose from with a selection of punctuation including capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, apostrophes for contraction, commas in lists and speech marks. Aimed at Year 2 Secure/Year 3 Emerging.

Tricky Three sentences to choose from with a selection of punctuation including capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, apostrophes for contraction and possession, various types of comma and speech marks. Aimed at Year 4 Secure/Year 5 Emerging.

Expert Four sentences to choose from with a selection of punctuation including capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, apostrophes for contraction and possession, various types of comma, speech marks, semi-colons, hyphens and colons. Aimed at Year 5 Secure/Year 6 Emerging.

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Punctuated Correctly - Beginner (Worksheet)

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