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A bundle of activities to help you teach how to use hyphens for clarity and to avoid ambiguity in Upper Key Stage Two.

Hyphens activity sheets with three levels of differentiation, includes a range of activities for children to identify words that can be joined with hyphens, how they can be used and how they can change the meaning of a sentence.
Hyphen matching cards. A range of words that can be linked together using hyphens, this is a fun matching game that can be used to help children make hyphenated words and go on to use them in sentences for clarity.

National Curriculum

Year 6 statutory content to be introduced – how hyphens can be used to avoid ambiguity.

Years 5 and 6 – Pupils should be taught to indicate grammatical and other features by using hyphens to avoid ambiguity.

* Using hyphens to link two words, explaining how a hyphen makes the meaning of the sentence more clear.
* Using hyphens to link two words, explaining how hyphens can change the meaning of a sentence and adding hyphens in the correct place.
* Using hyphens to link three words e.g. mother-in-law and explaining the difference in meaning between words with and without hyphens e.g. re-cover and recover.

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Last Update: 5th April 2022
Released: 5th April 2022