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Grammar and Punctuation Tails - Active Learning

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An active game that requires students to use their basic grammar and punctuation knowledge.

In this fun, active game, students grab each other’s tails and obtain them using their basic grammar and punctuation knowledge.

This teaching resource is a great way for students to review the standard conventions they have been learning throughout the year.

This resource includes:

  • game instructions
  • 30 animal tails (each with a sentence containing an error)
  • 3 blank animal tails
  • an answer key.

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  • ACELA1467

    Understand that simple connections can be made between ideas by using a compound sentence with two or more clauses usually linked by a coordinating conjunctionElaborationslearning how to express ideas using compound sentences (Skills: Literacy, Criti...

  • ACELA1481

    Understand that a clause is a unit of grammar usually containing a subject and a verb and that these need to be in agreementElaborationsknowing that a clause is basically a group of words that contains a verb (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative ...

  • ACELA1493

    Understand that the meaning of sentences can be enriched through the use of noun groups/phrases and verb groups/phrases and prepositional phrasesElaborationscreating richer, more specific descriptions through the use of noun groups/phrases (for examp...

  • ACELA1507

    Understand the difference between main and subordinate clauses and that a complex sentence involves at least one subordinate clauseElaborationsknowing that complex sentences make connections between ideas, such as: to provide a reason, for example 'H...

  • ACELA1468

    Understand that nouns represent people, places, concrete objects and abstract concepts; that there are three types of nouns: common, proper and pronouns; and that noun groups/phrases can be expanded using articles and adjectivesElaborationsexploring ...

  • ACELA1482

    Understand that verbs represent different processes, for example doing, thinking, saying, and relating and that these processes are anchored in time through tenseElaborationsidentifying different types of verbs and the way they add meaning to a ...

  • ACELA1508

    Understand how noun groups/phrases and adjective groups/phrases can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of the person, place, thing or ideaElaborationslearning how to expand a description by combining a related set of nou...

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