Saturday, December 31, 2011

STOP Writing!



STOP Writing....well not  really. Read on! 


Do your children have trouble understanding where to stop a sentence?  Do they think punctuation is just a fun decoration for their papers?   Well, I'll admit it, my children are a little confused.  It's so difficult to explain when a complete thought stops and needs punctuation.  Then, there is always the problem of those who do get it but forget to do it! Sheesh! Well this fun free simple activity should get your class excited about periods!

With any type of writing you would simple replace all the periods with paper periods from the hole punch!




 Have students complete a writing assignment after you model and stress the proper use of punctuation. Your students will be very excited to glue their "periods" or "stoppers" on their paper when they're done! After, I like to compile the pages in a class book.  This helps students see the patterns with the periods and fortunately some of the problems.  I have children that begin to see that ALL of their periods are at the end of each line (not the sentence), I have had  them recognize that they only have 1 loooong sentence with 1 period and others see that they have waaaay too many periods.  

*I used my 3 hold punch with different colored paper and then emptied it and I had plenty of 'periods'

If you try this in your classroom,  I would love to hear how it goes. I heart comments! 

7 comments:

  1. This is so super cute!!! I may be needing to use it for a couple of my 4th graders://// I have 2 that will write 2 pages and not put ONE period!!!!!! Not ONE!!! EEEK! Oh well...we're working on it:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  2. Wonderful idea. I think I could even use this with my kindergartners!

    Colleen Patton
    Mrs. Patton’s Patch

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  3. What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. THIS IS SUCH A GREAT IDEA.LOVE IT AND I WILL PASS IT TO MY COLEGUES. THANKS FOR SHARING. HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
    HUGS FROM EUROPE.

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  5. A manipulative! Great for the kinesthetic learner!!!! Trying it tomorrow with my grade 1's!

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