Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Useful resources- general

Bumper SPG guide

Hannah Rules & Tools

Useful resources- spelling

Homophones 

Useful resources- proofreading

Improve your First Draft 

Proofreading Guide 

Proofreading mat 

Useful resources- punctuation

Punctuation mat 

Punctuation Summary 

Punctuation Worksheet 

SPEEDing for writing

Connectives Learning Mat

Starting sentences

SPG Websites

How to use a semi-colon

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/semicolon

How to use an apostrophe

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apostrophe

Grammar Bytes. A really well presented and easy to navigate site.

http://www.chompchomp.com/menu.htm

What to get more technical with grammar? Then this is the place.

http://joaojardim.no.sapo.pt/the_grammar_corner.htm

I can guarantee that all of you will make at least one of the common errors explored on this site.

http://www.serendipity.li/errors.html

A thorough guide to writing paragraphs is offered here

http://www.uea.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.91282!using_paragraphs.pdf

These games make SPG revision much more fun. They’re designed for kids but so what? The best things are! Think: children’s story books (namely, the hungry caterpillar), cereals and sweets (build your own burger).

http://www.funenglishgames.com/

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy2.htm

Most of the problem comes from proofreading skills. Checking your work properly is a MUST and these worksheets  and activities can help.

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/writerschoice/pp/hslessons/grade9/lesson3/exercises.shtml

http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/proofreading.html

This is a site containing lessons on the main literacy skills for adults.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english

This activity on apostrophes is HIGHLY recommended! Go through each of the lesson steps in turn and you’ll be an apostrophe master.

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/apostrophes_con_poss/eng/Introduction/

This has every spelling rule and strategy you’ll ever need!

http://www.spelling.hemscott.net/

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4 thoughts on “Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

  1. Hi Hannah

    I think your bumper guide for spelling etc. is great and want to use it to support some of the less confident tutors who are new to teaching English, I think they could use it with their learners, do you have a copy a this guide that has the answers? This would be very useful.

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