Spring's A Poppin' Punctuation
There are two sections for the punctuation posters and pocket chart cards.
Section one includes the period, question mark, exclamation point, and comma.
Section two includes the apostrophe, parentheses, quotation marks, and the semi-colon.
Card pages may be used in matching games such as “Go Fish” or Memory.
Pre-K Pages just have the 4 punctuation marks for children to match to baskets, small pails, small paper bags, or whatever is on hand for sorting. Simple matching and naming (repeating) is all that is required. Punctuation in the emergent reader could be highlighted using markers to help build an awareness of the marks in books. At this level, teach for exposure and not mastery.
Emergent readers are provided. The focus should be on the voice sounded level as in a sentence ending in a period, going up as in a sentence that is a question, and so on. Kindergarten may also use the 4 punctuation marks for matching. The very short sentences with punctuation may also be matched to the containers. One word in each sentence is in bold to help give a hint as to how the sentences sounds orally (stress is on the bold word).
Sentences without punctuation with bolded words may be used in first grade. Children will sort the sentences into the containers, or play the game (directions below). A matching game with the four punctuation marks and the word cards could be played if several copies of each page is made.
Longer sentences without punctuation and without bolded words might be used at the end of grade one or during grade two.
Print posters to display in the classroom: period, question mark, exclamation point, and comma.
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English Language Arts Standards » Language » Kindergarten » 1 » d
Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how).
English Language Arts Standards » Language » Kindergarten » 2 » b
Recognize and name end punctuation.
English Language Arts Standards » Anchor Standards » College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language » 1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
English Language Arts Standards » Anchor Standards » College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language » 2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
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