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Use Bullet Points Correctly

In this worksheet, students will be asked to punctuate using bullet points correctly.

'Use Bullet Points Correctly' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Punctuate Bullet Points

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this worksheet, you will learn the important skill of being able to use bullet points correctly.


Top tips

⚬ Bullet points are used to break up information and make it easy to read

⚬ Bullet points are used when we want to turn a large amount of information into a list

⚬ Bullet points are useful as they save us from writing out long sentences

⚬ Bullet points certainly make information more appealing and easier to tackle

⚬ A colon ':' is a common way to introduce a bulleted list.


Example 1:

All about the T-Rex.


T-Rex stands for Tyrannosaurus Rex; a prehistoric predator. T-Rex means 'king of the dinosaurs'. Did you know, the T-Rex was not the biggest dinosaur but it was actually one of the last to die out? This dinosaur had such short front arms that they weren't very useful but its head was so big that it could swallow a human in one bite! T-Rex were deadly, ferocious hunters! 


If we look carefully at this paragraph, we can convert it into a list of key information using bullet points and notes rather than full sentences.


The T-Rex:

⚬ T-Rex full name is Tyrannosaurus Rex.

⚬ T-Rex was called 'King of the dinosaurs'.

⚬ T-Rex were one of the last dinosaurs to become extinct.

⚬ T-Rex's short arms were quite useless.

⚬ T-Rex's big head made it a deadly predator with a fierce bite.


Example 2:

You can also use bullet points to organise a short list.

⚬ Any good classroom should have:

⚬ Stationery for each pupil

⚬ A class pet

⚬ A reading area

⚬ Comfortable chairs.

Notice how the full stop comes at the end of the final item.

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