Year 6 Recognising and Using Hyphens to Avoid Ambiguity

Teacher Specific Information

The aim of this Year 6 Recognising and Using Hyphens to Avoid Ambiguity activity is to check pupils’ understanding of the use of hyphens to avoid ambiguity. Children will match words to create hyphenated compound words, mark words that require a hyphen to avoid ambiguity, state whether a given sentence has used a hyphen correctly, select sentences that have used a hyphen to avoid ambiguity, and complete sentences by using the correct hyphenated compound word.

This activity is linked to the Classroom Secrets Year 6 GPS scheme of work.
Questions in this activity are based on the content taught in Spring Block 5 Step 1 and Spring Block 5 Step 2 on the Classroom Secrets website, where you can find more resources.

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National Curriculum Objectives

Writing – Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation
(6G5.13) Using hyphens to avoid ambiguity
(6G5.13) How hyphens can be used to avoid ambiguity [for example, man eating shark versus man-eating shark, or recover versus re-cover]