Punctuation is important. Period. Good writers know the rules, but skilled punctuators don't just go by convention. They use punctuation to make meaning. Practical Punctuation shows how to help students discover the relationship between punctuation and meaning - and to improve as writers. Dan Feigelson's strategies connect punctuation to mood, emphasis, and rhythm. His lessons model the purposes and thinking behind punctuation before teaching the rules, give writers chances to experiment with punctuating, and hold students accountable for punctuation in formal writing.