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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 THUMBNAIL 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: Capitalization: first word in each sentence; I; names; proper nouns; days of the week; months of the year, holidays (and not to capitalize seasons) Ending punctuation: periods, question marks, exclamation marks, and within quotations Quotation marks: rules for writing dialog (includes rules for capitalization, ending punctuation, and commas) Commas: within quotations; for attribution; after introductory words; and before conjunctions in a compound sentence Apostrophes: possession and contractions
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Before becoming a homeschooling mom, I received my Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida. After graduating, I had a career as a base planner for the United States Air Force. While working at the USAF Academy, I met my pilot-husband and began travelling the US and growing our family. Since 2005, I have homeschooled our seven children in South Carolina, Washington, New Jersey, Illinois, and now, Alaska! I love being a part of my children's education. We have four boys, three girls and lots of learning styles. Every year brings new learning adventures and challenges--and I look forward to sharing them with you.