It’s time again for “Loved That Lesson”…and today I thought I’d share a simple lesson I did last week that seemed to make things a little more clear for my students!
If your students are like mine, recognizing where to put periods and other end punctuation is really challenging. I get a TON of run on sentences in my class…”I love to play football it is my favorite sport.” seems to be one of the trickiest writing problems to fix. They just don’t seem to “hear” where one idea ends and another starts. So…I set that as my goal–to help them “hear” where to end a sentence. Here was the sequence I used.
|First of all, I talked about wanting the students to really listen as I did our read aloud–and I really stressed those pausing points, the questions, and the exclamation points.|
|Then I wrote a simplistic paragraph and left out ALL punctuation. We worked together to put it in where it belonged.|
|I then gave each student a sentence strip to record or “publish” their best sentence.|
|They traced over it with thin marker to make it pop!|