Inking Thoughts: Why are periods necessary?

Punctuating your thoughts!
  • Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: “What is the big deal about using punctuation when you write your thoughts?”
  • Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons
  • Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
  • Reading and Writing Connection: If reading is writing, and writing is reading… then why is the period used more often than a question mark or an exclamation point?
  • Drafting responses: Allow each family member to write their thoughts (10 min). Encourage the youngest members to draw their thoughts and assign someone to be their scribe.
  • Next: Discuss: Let each family member share their “  “ creation. Remind them that respectful listeners make eye contact with the person sharing without interrupting.
  • Finally: Using the sentences from the slide above, invite everyone to practice drafting the correct sentences with the proper punctuation. Remind them to draft the sentences with their best penmanship (letter formation and placement). Guide them as the proof read their sentences for letter formation, spacing between words, as well as spelling.

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