Lessons for Punctuation Marks

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  • Do You Hear What I Hear? - … placement of punctuation marks. I will now provide you with a revised version of the paragraph with different placement of punctuation to deliver … punctuation marks; speech allows us to change our tone of voice or stop speaking, punctuation places emphasis on or clarifies what we mean, punctuation … a colon; it almost combines the purpose of the two punctuation marks.” Fast forward the clip until the video counter reaches 11 …
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  • Getting to Know Our Elected Officials - … quotation mark usage has been taught in previous grades, so tell students that we will be reviewing the use of punctuation marks, especially use of commas and quotation marks, and then will use them in writing … correctly written? Are quotes included and correctly written? Are ending punctuation marks correctly used? LA.B.1.2.3.4.3 The …
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  • Commanding Better Conventions in Writing - … -Odd Ducks: Why, Every Punctuation Mark Counts! by Lynne Truss, to help students understand how inserting or removing punctuation marks can totally change the … exact punctuation marks needed to correctly punctuate their paragraph, a small amount of sticky-tack or tape to use to attach the punctuation marks, sentence … to the students with all of the punctuation marks removed. Students can work in pairs to punctuate the two sentences in ways that …
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  • Stop That Sentence - … Students learn to stop their sentences with the correct punctuation marks. Students choose which punctuation mark is needed to write sentences in their journals … and a question mark. Give some nonexamples also. How do you know which punctuation mark to use? Why do you need punctuation marks? 3. Continue … doing some practice with punctuation marks. You may want to remind them that there is also another punctuation mark (exclamation mark) that is used sometimes …
    User Rating: Grade Level: K-2
  • Pause for Punctuation - … of flash cards with punctuation marks drawn or printed in large scale in marker (one card for each punctuation mark and enough sets for … face in wording their questions without speaking or pantomiming the punctuation marks? Which marks did they find the most difficult to explain? Why … techniques or paint) that celebrates one punctuation mark, such as the period, comma, semicolon, colon, question mark, exclamation point or parentheses. How might …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-12
  • Time for Punctuation - … following capitalization and punctuation rules: At the ends of sentences, or complete thoughts and ideas, we use end punctuation marks. If we ask questions, we use question marks (e.g., Where is the library … punctuation used in the sentences. Ask students if the existing punctuation marks and capitalization are correct or incorrect. Ask students to correct any punctuation
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  • Polishing Writing Conventions - … = Consistently uses punctuation marks correctly. 2 = Uses punctuation marks correctly on most occasions. 1 = Makes frequent punctuation errors. 0 = Consistently makes common punctuation errors. Post-Assessment … = Consistently uses punctuation marks correctly. 2 = Uses punctuation marks correctly on most occasions. 1 = Makes frequent punctuation errors. 0 = Consistently makes common punctuation errors. Instructional Procedures …
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  • Fanatically Grammatically Correct - … list of commonly used punctuation marks and record them on the board (comma, period, dash, hyphen, question mark, quotation mark, exclamation point, semi-colon … two sentences (each of which features a misused punctuation mark). Remember to divide the punctuation marks evenly among groups, repeating if necessary. Instruct the … up a list of five guidelines for each punctuation mark to assist their peers to punctuate properly and that warn against common mistakes …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-12
  • Punctuation Panic - … essay that correctly uses punctuation. Draw punctuation marks at random from the bags and have students search for the marks in the piece. Have … . 2. Draw one punctuation mark from the end punctuation bag and two from the other bag. 3. Put the marks where everyone can see … . Ask the students which punctuation mark was the hardest to use and write some sample sentences using that punctuation mark. Classroom Assessment Basic Concepts …
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  • Fast & Fluent! - … point (expression/punctuation mark) words flow smoothly together (rate)words flow smoothly together (rate)exclamation point (expression/punctuation mark) exclamation point (expression/punctuation mark) Example 2 … too quickly words read choppy OR too quickly disregarded punctuation mark disregarded punctuation mark disregarded punctuation mark Activity 2 Activity 2 The teacher may divide the …
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