Rules of Punctuation in English Language


Lesson Plan of Rules of Punctuation in English Language

Grade V

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Recall the rules of punctuation learnt earlier.
  • Recognize and use hyphen to join numbers, quantities and fractions.

Information for Teachers

  • The rules learnt earlier are the following: as;
  • Recognize that a sentence ends with some form of punctuation, i.e. full-stop (.), question mark (?), exclamation mark (!), Comma (,), Quotation mark (“a “), Colon (:), Semi Colon (;) etc.
  • Recognize and use apostrophe to show possessions and exclamation mark to show strong feelings.
  • Recognize and use full stop; apostrophe with contractions and hyphen to join two words that act as one unit.
  • Study the punctuation lesson plans of class 3 and 4 for your understanding and better progress of the lesson.
  • Prepare and display contractions chart in the classroom. (Add all the contractions of class 4 and 5 lesson plan)
  • The hyphen helps to avoid confusion by telling the readers when combinations of two or more words (compound words) should be understood as a single word.
  • While teaching the lesson, also consult textbook at all steps wherein and whenever it is required.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, textbook


  • Encourage the students to recall and tell the use of hyphen in numbers and fractions.
  • Tell the students to use hyphen (-):
  • With compound numbers from twenty-one to ninety-one
  • With fractions, e.g. two-thirds majority
  • To join two adjectives together to form a compound adjective to make the meaning of the sentence clear. E.g. Jamal has ten-rupee note.
  • Write the following sentences on the writing board and ask the students to insert hyphen in them.
  • Between two numbers, e.g. page 2—15,



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