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sweetpea26 09-25-2011 04:33 PM

Mini Punctuaiton lesson
 
I need some help from all of you if you don't mind. I am looking for mini reading workshop lessons that focus on the follow:

1. Reader's notice periods at the end of sentences and learn to pause.
2. Reader's notice that question marks at the end of sentences ask the 5 w's.
3. Reader's notice exclamation marks make stong statements.
4. Reader's read books to practice punctuation.

I really appreciate any mini lessons you could share with me for the above.

Thanks! :)

nonesense222 10-08-2011 08:34 PM

mini lessons
 
I teach 3rd and 4th grade. Not knowing what grade you teach, I am not sure this will be helpful, but I will try.

When I teach a mini lesson I try to use a I, we, you approach. First I begin by showing a selection to read on my document camera and I read it all at once without pausing. I would ask the class what they thought of my reading. Normally students (at my grade level anyway) notice that I didn't stop or pause. We discuss the use of different types of punctuation and I read the selection again, noticing the punctuation and "reading" it as well (stop at periods, pause at commas, inflect on exclamations and questions). Then I have the class all read it together. For their practice time, they would break up into partners and read a picture book together. While one student reads, the partner will be responsible for monitoring the reader's use of punctuation. Then they will switch. After both have had a chance, we bring the group back together and discuss how it went.


Hope that helps.


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