What are some good ways to teach punctuation?

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Dec 20, 2017

My teacher used to go through what each punctuation was, then she would tell us what it was and when it was used. After we learned this, she had us make a cartoon character with the punctuation and put examples of what it might say around it.


For example, if you had an explanation point, you would draw a character using the explanation point as a base. Then, you would write sentences around the character that uses that form of punctuation. For example, the explanation point might say "Yippee!!! We won the game!!"https://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-two-cartoon-character-smiling-green-question-mark-red-exclamation-point-image30274479

In another grade, my teacher had us draw a normal character and have them using an object shaped like a punctuation mark. For example, I used the explanation point as a baseball bat. After drawing the character, we then wrote on the back of the paper what the punctuation mark did.https://www.123rf.com/photo_25659071_exclamation-point-in-the-alphabet-set-baseball--is-red--three-baseballs-decorate-3d-letter--all-sit-.html

These methods really helped me learn and understand punctuation, and I hope that they work for you.