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Punctuation

For Students K - 1st Standards
Here is an interesting punctuation activity! Your young learners cut out five periods and five question marks. Then, they paste them onto 10 sentences that need end punctuation marks. A good, hands-on lesson for young readers!
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Perfect Punctuation

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students, in a group of three or four, design a board game to help reinforce the rules of Perfect Punctuation. They make game pieces for the game with Crayola Model Magic and include the punctuation marks of periods, exclamation points,...
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Punctuation Marks and Uses Cards

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Make sure your class is up to snuff when it comes to punctuation. They can use these cards to practice identifying the purpose of each punctuation mark.
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Pasta Punctuation

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Elementary schoolers practice proper punctuation. They use a variety of macaroni shapes to punctuate sentences appropriately. For example, everyone uses small macaroni for commas.
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Human Punctuation Marks

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Get up and get moving while going over punctuation. Write a sentence in two parts on separate strips of paper with punctuation marks written on different index cards to prepare. Volunteers come up and hold different pieces of paper,...
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Punctuation

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Reinforce the rules for the correct usage of punctuation marks in sentences and paragraphs. Clarity and organization of thought form the main focus of this lesson. Use this activity to emphasize the use of ellipses and other punctuation...
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Punctuation Practice

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Need some punctuation practice? Challenge your third or fourth graders' editing skills with a helpful instructional activity on punctuation. After naming different types of punctuation marks, they rewrite a paragraph that has multiple...
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Pesky Punctuation 1: The Comma

For Teachers 7th - 12th
From the purpose of punctuation to its proper uses, guide your learners with this presentation. Great visuals dissect sentences to show where a comma belongs and the different parts of a sentence. Help your class use commas only when...
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Punctuation: Quotation Marks, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks

For Students K - 1st
There are four children pictured, each is saying a different phrase. It's up to you and your first graders to complete each phrase by adding proper punctuation. Read the dialogue-driven passage, then read what each child is saying,...
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Capitalization & Punctuation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Introduce your youngest learners to the basic rules for capitalization and punctuation. Take a look at capitalization first, focusing on how we capitalize the first word in a sentence, the names of people, the names of towns, and the...
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Developing Expression and Fluency through Recognition of Punctuation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Practice reading with expression and fluency by recognizing the importance of punctuation. The class listens to the teacher read a passage aloud using proper expression. They identify the types of punctuation in the passage and discuss...
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Punctuation

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Practice punctuation with a quick exercise. Class members fill in either a period or a question mark at the end of each of 14 sentences. A brief explanation of when to use a period versus a question mark is included.
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Punctuation in Adjective Clauses

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Practice when to put commas with an adjective clause. No definitions or explanations are given, but many sentences and examples are provided to work with. Sentences are written with or without commas and questions are asked to determine...
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Reading Center: Penguin Theme: Capital Letters, Punctuation, and Complete Sentences

For Teachers 1st
Using Georges Seurat's painting "Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," this lesson launches into a discussion of punctuation. Pupils go on to listen to the book Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater, and identify...
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The Power of Punctuation

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A misplaced comma can change the meaning of an entire sentence. Practice perfect punctuation with a collection of songs, games, worksheets, and writing prompts. From pasta punctuation marks to comma necklaces, there's something for...
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Punctuation Song Posters

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
What's one way to make punctuation exciting? Sing a song about it! Use these posters to support kids as they sing the punctuation songs to the tune of "Jolly Old St. Nicholas."
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Developing Expression and Fluency Through Recognition of Punctuation : Reading Comprehension, Oral Reading, Grammar

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Why do we use punctuation marks? Start the class by reading a short passage aloud, using correct punctuation. Then, hand out a copy of the passage to each child and have them find the punctuation marks. After studying the punctuation...
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Capitalization and Punctuation

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
First and second graders explore writing conventions. They add question marks or periods to the end of teacher generated sentences on sentence strips. They locate punctuation marks in poems and write original sentences using appropriate...
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Spelling, Capitalization, and Punctuation

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Elementary schoolers explore writing conventions. First they play a ball toss game to practice spelling high frequency words. (A link to a 2nd grade list is attached.) The class works together to correct spelling, punctuation, and...
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Punctuation Exercise

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Are you looking for a way to practice tricky punctuation? Use this worksheet as a homework assignment or warm-up activity. Young grammarians are given 20 sentences to punctuate using semicolons, colons, dashes, quotation marks, or...
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Punctuation Theater

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Break out the slide whistles, triangles, and tambourines. It's time for a punctuation lesson. This richly detailed plan is loaded with ideas and activities for using rhythm instruments to accent the punctuation in folk tales. A great way...
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Punctuation

For Students 3rd - 6th
Sharpen those punctuation skills with this multiple choice worksheet. There are 10 sentences to read, and learners make corrections where needed. Tip: Have your emerging editors go back to their own written work and edit where necessary.
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Is This Sentence Correct? (capitalization and punctuation)

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Turn your youngsters into little editors with an exercise that focuses on some of the most basic and important writing conventions: capitalization and punctuation. Learners fix five sentences and then rewrite a sentence using correct...
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Revise Your Punctuation - 2

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars explore various punctuation marks used in writing.  For this lesson, students read an article on punctuation, then complete several exercises to practice what they learned.

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