thepunctuationshow.com

I'm Barrie. I perform shows that entertain and engage people of all ages with literacy. The topics cover punctuation, grammar, reading, English GCSE and KS1.
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What do I offer?

When we go to the theatre, or a concert, we remember what we've seen. We talk about it with our friend. It's an experience that we learn from. The concept of The Punctuation Show adapts this to the school curriculum.

The shows combine a comedy show, a rock concert and a (literally) all-singing, all-dancing literacy lesson to create an impact on results. Click on the video link to see one of the shows in action.
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Which show is right for you?

Each show lasts about an hour, so causes minimal disruption to the timetable and holds pupil attention. Let me help you raise attainment through entertainment.
  • Great to boost staff knowledge
  • Great to get pupils talking about literacy
  • Great value

The Punctuation Show

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Pupils learning through laughter
Full Stops
Question Marks
Brackets
Ellipses
Speech Marks
Apostrophes
Commas
Semi-Colons

The Reading Skills Show

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Learning through laughter with Reading Skills
Retrieval
Inference and Deduction
The Martial Art of Reading
Presentational Devices
Language Devices
PEE Paragraphs
Writing a Lot About a Little
Comparison

The KS1 Show

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Fun with Key Stage 1 literacy
Full Stops
Exclamation Marks
Question Marks
Commas
Apostrophes
Nouns
Verbs

The English GCSE Show

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Pupils improving their English GCSE skills
Retrieval
Inference and Deduction
The Martial Art of Reading
Writing a Lot About a Little
Comparison
Better Writing
Writing to Argue/Persuade

The Grammar Show

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Understanding grammar and sentence structure
Nouns
Verbs
Adverbs and Adjectives
Clauses
Simple Sentences
Compound Sentences
Complex Sentences

The Advanced Grammar Show

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Pupils stretching themselves with advanced grammar
Auxiliary Verbs
Progressive Tense
Perfect Tense
Determiners
Adverbials
Active and Passive Voice
Subjunctive
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Business Information:

Company number - 06990962
VAT Reg - 978 170187
Public Liability Insurance cover for £1,000,000

Our mission is to raise attainment through entertainment. We aim to please in everything we do and will go out of our way to provide outstanding customer service.

Contact us to see how we can help you improve your pupils' literacy skills.

Mission Statement:

Raising attainment through entertainment.
Learning through laughter.

Who:

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Barrie McDermid
Director
Barrie is an English teacher, musician exam marker, husband and father.

He believes that learning is better when it's fun.