Lesley Hill, Educational ConsultantWhat is this strategy about?
Speak it, write it, read it, improve it.
Pupils can’t write a sentence if they can’t speak a sentence. Use this routine to help pupils. You will need to direct them at first and gradually withdraw yourself from each stage.
Why is it important for students to learn to use full stops and capital letters correctly?
Correct punctuation is essential in giving intended meaning to language. Using capital letters and full stops correctly is critical in ensuring that the writing is as clear and understandable as possible.
When should capital letters be used in a sentence?
Capital letters are used at the beginning of a sentence. Most proper nouns also start with a capital letter. This includes people's names or places. The personal pronoun 'I' should also be capitalised. Click here to learn about Effective Interventions in Literacy.