Practice reading simple sentences and determining missing end punctuation (period, question mark, exclamation point). This watermelon themed activity works well for a writing center or whole group activity.
Print each page of “seeds”. Laminate and cut out for durability. For added fun, try setting up a desk with a checkered table cloth as a work area, and using paper plates for sorting.
Students will choose one seed, read the statement, and decide what type of punctuation mark it needs. Then, they put it on the correct watermelon sorting mat. Students can record their answers on a t-chart or the provided recording sheet (color and blackline included).
An additional idea is to hang a sign with each punctuation mark around the room. Read the statements aloud and have students move to the correct place. Or, pass out one card per child and have them move to the correct sign, share their sentence, swap cards, and repeat.
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-Teacher and Student Direction pages
- 3 Watermelon Sorting Mats (Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point)
- 45 "Watermelon Seed" sentences
- Recording Sheets (Color & Blackline)
- Watermelon Craft
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