Punctuation, Mechanics, Writing Conventions
|Practice with Multiple Punctuation Marks|
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Capitalization and Washington, D.C.
In this unit, students learn and practice capitalizing names of cities, states, countries, streets, buildings, bridges, and geographical places around the theme of Washington, D.C. This lesson is designed for grades 3-5 and could be modified for any city.
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Be the Editor!
Students search for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar errors in a work sheet about famous African-Americans. Designed for grades 3-8.
Be the Sentence
Students take on the roles of different words and punctuation and work collaboratively to create a complete sentence using correct parts of speech, word order, and punctuation. Students progress from simple sentences to more complex sentences. This lesson is designed for grade 4.
This series of podcasts provides "quick and dirty tips" for specific writing issues. Since the target audience is the general public, preview to make sure the podcast is appropriate for your classroom.
Improving Your Punctuation
Four-page handout guidelines and examples for commas, semicolons, colons, and more. Adobe Reader required for access. Designed for 9th grade.
Making a Successful Punctuation Lesson
Central to this teacher's article is the "Holistic Punctuation Chart" that approaches punctuation by purpose.
The Tongue Untied: A Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Style
Explanations, worksheets with answer keys, interactive quizzes, and a 10-week curriculum pacing guide. This site is designed for college students but is appropriate for high school and possibly middle school.