1.Discuss how your chosen form of punctuation (apostrophes, commas, etc.) is used. Show examples from published works, such as stories students have recently read in their reading instruction.
2 Direct Instruction
2.Watch the BrainPOP or BrainPOP Jr. movie on the punctuation type, pausing and discussing as needed
3 Guided Practice
3.Have the class complete the quiz by writing the answers on interactive whiteboards (if available) or discussing the answers as a class
4 Independent Practice
3.Have the class complete the quiz by writing the answers on interactive whiteboards (if available) or discussing the answers as a class. 4.Provide blank sentence strips or chart paper to students. Have them create sentences that require the type of punctuation you've studied, but ask students to purposely leave them unpunctuated. Does the lack of punctuation change the meaning of anyone's sentence?
5 Wrap Up
5.Have students use the macaroni noodles and M&M’s to correctly punctuate the given sentences. For example, students would use macaroni for apostrophes and M&Ms for periods, and a combination of the two for semi-colons.