Ahead--Say What You Feel!!
Rationale: To improve children’s comprehension and fluency through the recognition and proper usage of punctuation throughout texts.
Materials: Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis, paper, pencil and die cuts of punctuation marks (question marks, periods, and exclamation points).
GOING TO SAY
WERE TO WRITE THAT SENTENCE ON THE BOARD WITHOUT ANY FEELING OR
3. We will have a brief lesson on the three types of punctuation and how they affect the way that we read sentences. I will write sentences on the board demonstrating how each punctuation mark is used and how to use appropriate expression when we see them.
4. We will read Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day aloud using expression. Afterwards, I will hand each student a question mark, period, and exclamation point to use for our activity. I will read a selected sentence from the book, and the students will hold up the appropriate punctuation mark for that sentence according to the expression used when I read it.
students will then be asked to make up their own sentences using at
of each of the three punctuations that we discussed.
This will allow for assessment of their
understanding of punctuation and expression.
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