Punctuation Points

Age Range: 7 - 11
By: David Mitchell

Punctuation Points

David Mitchell has suggested a fantastic way of encouraging children to use punctuation in their writing. Different types of punctuation have a value attached to them. When children are assessing their own writing (or the writing of others), they count the total value of the punctuation that they have used. Read more about the idea and see lots of comments from other teachers on David's blog here.

He has kindly allowed me to create some resources based on his idea, all of which can be downloaded below. If you have any comments or suggestions about the 'Punctuation Points' activity, please leave a comment on David's blog post.

Downloads:

Punctuation Points Posters

Punctuation Points Posters

A full set of punctuation points posters (including the points values).

Punctuation Points Banner

Punctuation Points Banner

A printable banner to add to displays about Punctuation Points.

Punctuation Points Grid

Punctuation Points Grid

Grids that can be used for self, peer and teacher assessment.

Punctuation Points Leaderboard

Punctuation Points Leaderboard

Who will get the most punctuation points in your class?

Punctuation Points Cars

Punctuation Points Cars

Printable cars to add to your displays.

Punctuation Pit Stop Poster

Punctuation Pit Stop Poster

A handy reference sheet for children to refer to during writing activities.

Punctuation Pit Stop Poster (Comic Sans)

Punctuation Pit Stop Poster (Comic Sans)

Our popular poster using Comic Sans font for children with dyslexia.

Punctuation Pit Stop Poster (American English)

Punctuation Pit Stop Poster (American English)

An alternative version of the poster with different spellings.

Punctuation Points Certificate

Punctuation Points Certificate

Reward your children for their amazing punctuation work!

Punctuation Points Poster

Punctuation Points Poster

A handy poster with the types of punctuation and their related points value.

Punctuation Points Posters

Punctuation Points Posters

This complete set of posters does not include the points values, for teachers who just want to use them as reference resources.

Blank Punctuation Points Poster

Blank Punctuation Points Poster

A set of all of the above posters, without points information, so teachers can choose the points values and write them on.

Capital Letters Poster

Capital Letters Poster

A poster that can be used to teach your children about capital letters.

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Louise

WOW these are brilliant!

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Anne Neal

I love this idea and the resources are fantastic- thank you. Is there any chance of you creating a capital letter punctuation point poster?!

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Mark Warner

Hi Anne. I've just made a 'Capital Letters' poster and published it here too.

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jean

really an interesting snapshots along with great punctuation

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Jayne

Fantastic resource, just what I need for a boy heavy competitive class!

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Guest

These are great to get boys on board with punctuation- I would have put fullstops and capital letters at 1 point and commas at 2! So great to have the blank pack but need a blank capital letter too.

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Sharon

Thank you very much for these useful and engaging posters. I will use this resource over and over again.

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Rose B-M

Hi, I love these resources and have downloaded them but I can't print them as they are password protected. Has anyone else had this problem?

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Mark Warner

Hi Rose... if you email [email protected] I'll try and help :-)

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Daniel

Very cool idea. Thanks.

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Siobhan

Lovely idea, like the poster will use it as a laminated 'mat' on the tables. Thanks.

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Alfonso B,

I'm surprised by your game to make students much better at punctuation. Excellent material!! Thank you!! My text books to teach EFL completely ignore this subject, that's sad.

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Brenda

This are great and fun to use when teaching.

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Julia Reynolds

Wonderful resources! Many thanks to both of you.

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