This week P5 learned the difference between a dash and a hyphen and when and where we use them in writing.

Hyphens are used mainly for linking two words together to change meaning. For example a ‘big-city project’ is different to a ‘big city project.’ We even have our very own ‘Katie-Anne’ in the classroom.

Dashes can be used to show interruption, repetition or parenthesis. For example, ‘When we get there – if we get there – I’ll have something to say to him about his confusing map.’

Through our weekly punctuation lessons and daily grammar challenges we have learned that commas and brackets can be used for parenthesis too.

Ask your child to show you ‘Kung Fu Punctuation’ and see if we can come up with an action for our two new symbols.