Our previous post was titled Kung Fu Literacy (Word Types). This post follows on from that.The idea again is to use Kung Fu style moves to remind children of rules when writing.
Display a sentence. The everyone reads the sentence aloud. When the following appear in the sentence the following actions are used by all:
Capital Letter - Hands together and bow.
Full Stop - One punch forwards.
Comma - One hand moving in a downwards diagonal direction.
Speech Marks - Both hands held above the head and fingers used in a speech mark style.
Exclamation Mark / Question Mark - One hand make the shape of the upper part and then a punch below.
These are moves we have used. More can be added. Children should be encouraged to think about the moves as they write to remind them of what's required and where.