English KS1 / KS2: Putting punctuation in a paragraph

A team of children in a game show are provided with a short paragraph with missing punctuation (capital letter, full stop, question mark and exclamation mark).

The contestants cycle around the track to collect four missing punctuation marks.

Together in pairs, they insert the punctuation into the spaces in the paragraph.

When they make errors, the correct answers are shown, so they have to proofread them to ensure they make sense.

This clip is from the series Punctuation Pals.

Teacher Notes

You could reinvent this activity in an open space – indoor or outdoor.

Students could peer assess and explain any misconceptions to each other.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching English at KS1 and KS2 in England and Northern Ireland, Foundation Phase and KS2 in Wales and First and Second Level in Scotland.

More from Punctuation Pals:

Using punctuation in the right place
Where do we put capital letters?
How do we use apostrophes?