Hands-On Writing

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  1. cb4pebbles

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    I just tried a new lesson to teach punctuation to my 1st graders that they loved. I thought I would share it. You give each child a piece of Kix cereal (this is the period), 1 elbow maccaroni noodle (to use with the Kix cereal to make a question mark), and 1 mini penne noodle (to use with the Kix cereal to make an exclamation mark). Teacher &/or students read aloud sentences and place on their desk the appropriate punctuation. I let my kids eat the "periods" when we were finished. This was a lot of fun and the kids did really well.
     
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  3. mstemple05

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    That sounds so cute & fun!

    Thanks for sharing that. That was awful nice.. ;)
     
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    What a cute idea! My students need more fun things like that! Thanks for sharing! :)
     
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    Sounds Great!!! Thanks for sharing! :)
     
  6. Pattie

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    When you get to quotation marks I teach kids that before the talker speaks you place a 66 up high and I call it sixty-six. Then after the speaker has stopped talking you place a 99 up high and I call it a ninety-nine. If you notice in most books it looks like a 66 and 99. Then I tell them some kind of punctuation goes under the 99 like a comma (down low-- I use my voice low when I say comma) or a question mark. Then usually it will have said Tommy or something like asked Mark or whatever. The kids as young as first grade get it after about 2 weeks of teaching it too! Also, I use my voice high when I say 66 and 99 because they are written higher than the letters are. The kids love talking about the "talking marks" too. Eventually I call them by their proper names, quotation marks, but not at first. :lol:
     
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    Happy bday, cb4pebbles!
     
  8. Emma35

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    What a great idea!!!!! And by the way...Happy Birthday!
     
  9. cb4pebbles

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    Thanks for the b-day wishes! I'm the big 26 today!
     

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