What are some good ways to teach punctuation?

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Dec 20, 2017

Answer:

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.

Explanation:

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.