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A few misplaced commas can change everything. Come be amazed at the power of punctuation to alter meaning and outrage your reader!

Punctuation Lecture & Editing Handout, Fun Punctuation Grammar Activity, CCSS

A few misplaced commas can change everything. Come be amazed at the power of punctuation to alter meaning and outrage your reader!

Free--When to Use a Comma Reference Chart

Free--When to Use a Comma Reference Chart

I am back with a freebie! There are so many different instances in which a comma should be used. I have just released a handy student reference chart that students can attach inside of their student notebooks or place inside of a folder.Click Here To Access It.

Quotation Marks Anchor Chart (blog post with FREEBIE)

Quotation Marks Anchor Chart (with FREEBIE)

Teaching students to write dialogue can be tricky. Use this quotation marks anchor chart and worksheet freebie to introduce the concept to your students!

“With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have a great respect for

Punctuation Writing and Grammar Art Print. Fine Art Paper, Laminated, or Framed. Three Colors. Multiple Sizes Available for Home or School.

“With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have a great respect for the semicolon; it’s a very useful little chap.” -- Abraham Lincoln Features twelve common punctuation marks with a quick usage tip. Available in three colors: Kraft Brown, Chalkboard and Cream Fine art print available in three sizes: 8" x 10," 11" x 14" and 18" x 24.” Each size is available plain paper, laminated, or framed. Custom framing available…

I use a semi-colon. ;)

Amanda Patterson

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Punctuation saves lives!

Punctuation is Important

Punctuation can really make a difference.For more English shenanigans, visit: http://survivingenglish.wordpress.com...or follow @SurviveEnglish on Twitter

When better to use parallelism than with semicolon applications? Parallelism vignette test, semicolon test and unit with three mini lessons and writing applications. Grades 9-12. #grammar $

Punctuation/ Grammar Bundle: Parallel Structure Test and Semicolon Unit

When better to use parallelism than with semicolon applications? Parallelism vignette test, semicolon test and unit with three mini lessons and writing applications. Grades 9-12. #grammar $

Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice

Grammar's great divide: The Oxford comma - TED-Ed

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/grammar-s-great-divide-the-oxford-comma-ted-edIf you read "Bob, a DJ and a clown" on a guest list, are three peop...

Finding opportunities during guided reading with middle school students to provide authentic learning experiences.  (blog entry)

The Literacy Effect

I was recently sitting in one of my sixth grade guided reading groups when one of the students in it asked, "What are those line thingys called that the author keeps using?" I hesitated before replying because the words "hyphen" and "dash" kept coming to my mind, but to be completely honest, I had no idea which was which. So we stopped and decided to look it up. This is what we discovered: The reason that I like teaching within a flexible framework of teaching, like Literacy Collaborative…

Blog Post on teaching writing conventions through reading.

The Literacy Effect

Well, we're back at it again in my district! With summer school that is! We did two weeks of summer school immediately following the school year and are now doing an additional two weeks to get back in the swing of things for the upcoming school year. Me, along with a few of my language arts colleagues, are doing guided reading groups with students reading below grade level. I cannot express how awesome it is to be at work and able to concentrate on ONE thing-guided reading. I'm trying out…

Rules for placing quotation marks infographic.

Grammar Posters

One of my favorite projects. Grammar posters, for school or home! New: Posters can now be obtained from my Zazzle online store! http://www.zazzle.com/comma_splices_and_run_ons-228504907002623881 http://www.zazzle.com/comma_splices_and_run_ons-228388969712961886 http://www.zazzle.com/dependent_words-228054129314074886 http://www.zazzle.com/prepositions-228874405351974647 http://www.zazzle.com/quotation_marks-228165422922615912…

Punctuation - Punctuating Dialogue PowerPoint FREE!

FREE Using Quotation Marks - Dialogue Punctuation PowerPoint Distance Learning

A FREE Punctuating Dialogue PowerPoint! Improve punctuation in writing by using quotation marks correctly. Correct punctuation is assessed on standardized tests. You can use this for distance learning or in a face to face classroom. Show students how to use quotation marks in dialogue to follow acce...