My class is still in the thick of our Conventions Unit of Study. We’re nearing the end of our comma study, but have chosen to study how to use commas … Continue Reading Commas and Conjunctions
Today was my first day back to the classroom after being under the weather and out for two-and-a-half-days. I hesitated jumping back in, realizing I had a lot to catch-up … Continue Reading Punctuation Police
My students shared their findings about punctuation marks, from earlier in the week, with each other yesterday. The charts, below, were eye-opening for me since not all of the descriptions … Continue Reading Thinking About Punctuation in Texts
I started teaching a unit of study on Conventions yesterday. (I really think I need a more dazzling name for this, but for now, it’s going to be known as … Continue Reading The “No Worksheet” Zone
I’ve been preparing for a p.d. session on conventions that I’m leading with one of my colleagues next Friday. Hence, I’m trying to look at picture books with an eye … Continue Reading Noticing Exclamation Points and Periods in a Published Text
I started reading Dan Feigelson’s Book Practical Punctuation: Lessons on Rule Making and Rule Breaking in Elementary Writing yesterday. It’s the first time I’ve sat down and read a book … Continue Reading Punctuation Is NOT An Editing Tool: It’s a Crafting Tool!