So students can understand and use correct punctuation, I created this resource as a reference to help and remind students to of common punctuation marks and their use. It is like a mini anchor chart, students can keep on the desk.
Although students can often complete isolated exercises using correct punctuation, it becomes difficult to concentrate and remember these concepts when they are writing.
These are great resources for students to have on desks or in folders for reference, until they memorize the concepts. They close up into a tidy stack. The children love the novelty of them, and are often looking, touching and playing with them, and so they are becoming familiar with the information.
I use fans a lot as desktop/folder memory resources for facts and information that students need handy, helping make them independent learners.
The novelty of fans makes them successful!
I have some copies for the class that I have printed and laminated.
After printing, cut, laminate and re-cut. Then I've punched holes and assembled together with a split pin, or brass brad.
Most students can cut and assemble themselves, so I also make a black ink copy for individuals.
This is one of my most useful fans! At the end of the year, these are tattered and well-worn!
All fans don't have to be the same; only give students the blades you want each individual to have. So if you haven't discussed Ellipsis yet, leave that blade until later.
I use the blades as support; once a student is competent, I give them the next blades to add to their fan. They think it is a reward!
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