please see the PREVIEW
for updates to Sentence Strips and the Answer Key. The updates make your job teaching the WHY? behind each punctuation correction easier and also encourage your students to "self-check".
Punctuation for Pun’kins Fall Edition
will increase your students’ editing skills with fun, Hands-On activities. The fall edition assumes that your students have completed the Punctuation for Pun'kins Back to School Edition
, have been using those Punctuation Rule Cards, and are aware of the punctuation rules covered in that primer. This edition will review the basic skills covered in the primer and new rules for capitalization, commas and quotation marks.
18 Punctuation Rule Cards for Punctuation for Pun’kins Fall Edition
proper adjectives; titles before a name; and initials and abbreviations that stand for names, titles and organizations.
to clarify a sentence; after introductory information; to set off an appositive (and not to use commas with restrictive appositives. A HINT card is also included to help your students determine if a comma is needed when a proper noun is followed by an appositive); to set off nonessential clauses or phrases; to separate two or more coordinate adjectives describing the same noun (and a HINT card to help determine if the adjectives are coordinate or not); between an –ly adjective and other adjectives describing the same noun (A HINT card is included to help your students determine if an –ly word is an adjective—modifying the noun—or an adverb—modifying the adjective; for writing dates (and when commas are not necessary).
to set off special words and for quotations within quotations.
There are 20 Sentence Strips
for your students to edit. 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 18 Punctuation Rule Cards
from this edition along with the 25 Punctuation Rule Cards
from Punctuation for Pun'kins Back to School Edition
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.