Fluency: Hearing Punctuation, Item: 530

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Fluency: Hearing Punctuation

ISBN: SM530

by Smekens Education

Before students write using punctuation marks purposefully, they need to see the power of them within their reading.

Students tend to read right through punctuation marks, never stopping, pausing, or taking a breath. If students don’t adjust their voices to “read” punctuation marks, they will omit them from their writing, too.

Kristina Smekens offers a sequential list of mini-lesson ideas and activities to demonstrate the power of punctuation in reading.

This product includes:

  • 10 mini-lesson ideas for targeting reading fluency.
  • A sample primary punctuation chart--to record punctuation marks, voice inflection, and examples. (This chart includes the period, question mark, and exclamation mark.)
  • 3 “passages” for fluency practice (“alphabet” passage, “number” passage, and “math-fact” passage).
  • A sample upper-level punctuation chart—to record punctuation marks, voice inflection, and examples. (This chart includes commas, quotation marks, ellipsis, em dash, parentheses, and font styles, in addition to the period, question mark, and exclamation mark.)

Grades K-6, 7-page downloadable PDF (Acrobat) Document File (Product Note: This is a digital item. A download link will be sent via email after purchase. No physical products will be shipped.)

Teachers are encouraged to make classroom sets of digital downloads. However, please refrain from sharing the download beyond your classroom.

Fluency: Hearing Punctuation by Smekens Education Solutions, Inc. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.smekenseducation.com/.


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