Welcome your students back with this HANDS-ON punctuation primer! Punctuation for Pun’kins Back to School Edition
will help your students LEARN the rules for ending punctuation, commas, quotations, apostrophes and capitalization they need to be GREAT writers. This pack doesn’t just provide your students with the practice they need editing text, it also includes Punctuation Rule Cards for each correction they will make to the improperly punctuated sentences.
There are 20 Sentence Strips
for your students to edit. Each Sentence Strip has a certain number of punctuation and capitalization errors (The number of errors is identified in red with a magnifying glass). Half of the Sentence Strips have punctuation and capitalization errors within a dialog; the other half have non-conversational errors.
Your students will use the 25 Punctuation Rule Cards
to edit the Sentence Strips correctly. Review the cards with your class before they begin editing. Then, as you go over their corrections, have them tell you which rules they followed. The Punctuation Rule Cards have been coded, and the codes at the bottom of the answer keys list the cards used for each Sentence Strip. Please see the PREVIEW
to get a feel for how this will work for your students. You will find that the Punctuation Rule Cards make a GREAT resource for your students to use on their weekly dictation, grammar work and creative writing projects.
The punctuation rules covered in this edition of Punctuation for Pun'kins:
: first word in each sentence; I; names; proper nouns; days of the week; months of the year, holidays (and not to capitalize seasons)
: periods, question marks, exclamation marks, and within quotations
: rules for writing dialog (includes rules for capitalization, ending punctuation, and commas)
: within quotations; for attribution; after introductory words; and before conjunctions in a compound sentence
: possession and contractions
After your students' gain familiarity with the rules in this edition, they are ready for Punctuation for Pun'kins Fall Edition
The following Common Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy are met in this product: