4 Class onAir 2019 Punc.mov

Direct Instruction

The learning intention for this lesson was to practice grammar and punctuation strategies and rules. They were given a piece of writing and asked to fix it up. The resource told them how many full stops, commas, etc that was missing. I set this lesson up with the whole class, but then worked with groups individually as well.

Extended plan here


These types of lessons are good, but possibly too big. My lower level learners spent too much time trying to figure out where the sentences should be and just reading the text, that they didn't have the time to engage with the punctuation rules that I wanted to get them to focus on.

Things to note

This was the third version of this task that we have tried. However the other two versions we tried were from a resource book that due to copyright we couldn't share on our blogs. You can hear in the video my explanation for why this version was different.

Class Site Content

Walt: use correct punctuation.


  1. Listen to the teachers instructions.

  2. Make a copy of the template.

  3. Work on the template in the time allowed.

  4. Share on your blog.


Marking Doc

Learner Generated Content

Matt Goodwin / mgoodwin@ptengland.school.nz


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