Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween + Punctuation

Last week my language lessons were supposed to focus on using exclamation points. So I grabbed this favorite story and we searched for exclamations.
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
I love this book so much because the kids really get into the sounds and motions that are repeated throughout. After I read the story I put the book under my document camera and we looked for punctuation marks. Then we used this foldable to write three sentences from the story, one for each type of punctuation mark. And then we glued these in our writing notebooks to keep as a reference. Click the picture to get a copy of the foldable.

(the kids drew each type of punctuation mark in the ovals)


  1. Thanks for sharing! My 2nd graders could totally use this :)

  2. Love that book too! My kids are obsessed with the song from the Wide Mouthed Bull Frog CD. The tempo gets faster and faster. You can download it bere, but the whole CD is great!

    - Lynn

  3. I love this however, when I go to print it from my Mac book Pro...a black dark line comes out instead of the words. do you know why or how I can correct this? thanks so much!

  4. Ellen- I've got no clue! But I can try emailing it to you.

  5. I love this! I made my own to use as well! Thanks for sharing !:)

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  7. Thanks for all your inspiration! I nominated you for the Sunshine Award for all you do!!