How to Help with Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar


It is important for parents and carers to encourage pupils to proof read their work carefully and to take pride in the way in which they present their homework. 

In GCSE exams pupils can lose marks for poor spelling, punctuation and grammar. Key words for each subject need to be learnt and it is important to use the in the right context. The resources below are designed to provide a checklist for proof reading and activities that will improve spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Taking Pride in Homework

Minimum Expectations

Presentation Guidelines

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar - Red Challenge

R1 - Use Spelling Strategies

R1 - Use the Correct Homophones

R2 - Use Capital Letters and Full Stops

R3 - Write in Paragraphs

R4 - Present Work Correctly

R4 - Proof Read

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar - Orange Challenge

O1 - Use Subject-Specific Vocabulary

O2 - Use a Range of Punctuation

O2 - Use a Variety of Sentences

O2 - Use Apostrophes

O3 - Use Connectives

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar - Green Challenge

G1 - Use Subject-Specific Vocabulary

G2 - Use a Range of Punctuation

G2 - Use Colons and Semi-Colons

G3 - Use a Range of Different Length Paragraphs