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Old 08-28-2011, 07:24 AM
 
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I read your post and had the same reaction as Queenbee. Teach conventions through reading. There is a really good book called "Mechanically Inclined." The idea of the book is that you take real passages from grade level books and post them. Students make observations about where punctuation and caps occur. You can also take a sentence write it differently about 4 times while you invite students to notice differences. They will notice why punctuation is needed and why it isn't.

The book also suggests having students to activities related to conventions with their own read aloud book. Ask students to find sentences that contain words will capitol letters (excluding the first word of the sentence). They write down the sentence. Next, with a group they sort the capital letters. It is an open sort, so they make the decisions. Their reasoning helps them learn and have it stick into their brains.

I was going to try this same idea except: Find a sentence in your book that has at least 2 commas.
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