Room 10 have been doing some much needed revision on using capital letters and full stops in our writing.
A fun way to remember is to think of the capital letter and the full stop as being the best of friends.
If the full stop is not next to a capital letter ,he starts crying!
Now room 10 doesn't like anybody crying so this is what we did...
We reviewed what simple sentences need to have. A noun, a verb, an idea, a capital letter & full stop.
Once the idea is finished a full stop is required. Then a capital for a new idea.
We read an extract from one of our writing books and decided where the sentences ended and began. We then played the 'crying' full stop stickers ( pink ones) in. Then we changed the lower case letters to capital letters.
Then we could take out the 'crying' ones and replace with happy full stops ( green ones)!
Once we got the hang of it, we got into pairs and worked with a partner to right the wrongs of the punctuation community.
I think we did a pretty good job!
We also used punctuation mime to help us identify where capital letters and full stops go.
Here are the mimes below.