Many adults fail, for a variety of reasons, to grasp the basics of punctuation. This has a major effect on their lack of ability to communicate coherently. This book is designed to alleviate that circumstance. It supports teachers with activities that are designed by experts and have been trialled with real learners. This book is in the form of BLM which comes with copying rights for the purchasing institution.
Dr Nancy Mills, Adult Literacy/Numeracy author and editor, has over 25 years of combined experience in the adult education areas of teaching, tutor training, developing curriculum resources and publishing. Dr Graham Lawler, Adult Literacy/Numeracy author and editor, has over 27 years of combined experience in the adult education areas of teaching, tutor training, developing curriculum resources and publishing.
Introduction ii - ivWhat is punctuation? 1-2Punctuation - summary 3What is a sentence? 4Capital letters and fullstops 5Capital letters and fullstops - practice 6-7More about capital letters 8Capital letters - practice 9Capital letters and fullstops - punctuating a story 10Capital letters - summary 11Joined sentences 12Question marks and exclamation marks 13-15Question marks and exclamation marks - summary 16Speech marks 17-18Commas used with speech marks 19-20A conversation 21Speech marks - summary 22Commas - other uses 23Commas - summary 24Apostrophes - missing letters 25-27Apostrophes - possession 28Apostrophes - summary 29Punctuation practice 30-33