Punctuation as Symbols is an interactive Power Point that provides a fresh perspective on the basic study of grammar and punctuation marks and encourages students to see punctuation marks as symbols of meaning in and of themselves. Student writers become more aware of the punctuation choices they make in their own writing. No more random comma placed just anywhere because the sentence seems too long or ownerless objects looking for their apostrophe-free owner. The Power Point provides information about what each mark (end marks, commas, semicolons, colons, hyphens, parenthesis, brackets, ellipses, apostrophes, and quotation marks) actually means and/or does in a sentence. The practice slides contain the interactive component; students click on their answer choice and the Power Point then moves to either a “Correct” or an “Incorrect/Try Again” slide. Students then click on the return box to go back to the original question. Students can hit the space bar to move to the next question.
Punctuation Marks as Symbols
by Reynolds Davidson
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