Monday, April 23, 2012

CAFE Mini-Lesson...

One of our skills last week was to discuss the importance and the meaning of the three different types of punctuation that is found at the end of a sentence. We took sentences with missing punctuation at the end and read them out loud. We listened to ourselves as readers to decide what type of sentence it was. I called on students to place the punctuation they thought would fit perfectly at the end of the sentences. The class gave me a thumbs up if they agreed with the choice. If it did not sound quite right, we would try a different ending until we all came to agreement on the correct punctuation. We discussed how not only does knowing the types of endings help with writing, but when we are reading we can spot them at the end of the sentence to encourage good reading expression.

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