Punctuation does indeed have personality . . . we just have to know how to leverage it to build better writers and sentence savvy students in the common core classroom!
Here's my crazy theory . . .
Punctuation isn't the most thrilling concept when taken at face value. Kids (especially the little ones) just don't connect with the silly little dots, lines, and curvy things. In turn, I have found that this kid disconnect typically led to a frustrating year of me putting the phrase, "How do you end this sentence?" on auto repeat. After a year of beating my head against a wall . . . I had a life-changing moment with a little guy. I caught myself saying, "What does my face look like?" Sure, I totally played it up (an Oscar-Worthy performance if you ask me). However, my babe got it and from that moment on . . . Punctuation Had Personality!!! Each mark (period, exclamation point, and question mark) have movements, sounds, and other hooks to help kids remember how to punctuate the three different kinds of sentences.
On that note, this pack is jam-packed with oodles of resources to keep your kiddos engaged in the grammar and sentence writing department!
PUNCTUATION HAS PERSONALITY INCLUDES:
~My Crazy Theory
~Punctuation Breakdown (Movements + Sounds - Period, Exclamation Point, Question Mark)
The Set Up
~Bulletin Board Template + Idea
Whole Class Intro
~Pocket Chart Intro
~Oral Sentence Cards
~Terrific Table Sorts
~Team Takedown (For Older Kids)
~Can You Picture It?
~My Little Book of Punctuation
~The Super Sentence Sort
~Multiple Independent Practice Pages (Levelized)
Follow Up Ideas
~MP3 + Lyrics of 3 Kinds of Sentences (Ron Brown's Intelli-Tunes)
~Body Spelling and Movement Ideas
**Please check out the preview to get a taste of what this packet is all about! Thanks for taking a look-see!!!**
**NOTE: I have a FULL STOP version for those of you who teach in Australia. I am more than willing to ship these altered pages to you free of charge if you purchase the regular pack :)