Writing – Punctuation and Spelling. Punctuation and Spelling. Skill focus: to use correct and appropriate punctuation. Accurate spelling of challenging and difficult words. What is punctuation?.
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Skill focus:to use correct and appropriate punctuation. Accurate spelling of challenging and difficult words.
This includes the use of capital letters to begin sentences and for names; apostrophes for contractions; commas in lists; quotation marks for speech; capital letters and commas used within quotation marks; new line for each speaker.
Jenny said,“I don’t feel well.”“What’s wrong?” her mother said.
Insert commas to change the meaning of this statement…firstly make the woman the “nothing” and secondly the man…write this statement twice in your book.
Woman without her man is nothing
A panda walks into the library. He eats a sandwich, the draws his bow and shoots two arrows.
“Why did you do that?” asks the librarian as the panda walks toward the exit.
The panda shows her a badly punctuated book. “I’m a panda,” he says, “That’s what it says we do.”
The librarian looks at the page:
native to China.
Eats, shoots and leaves.
With a partner, speak out loud each of the five words to your partner. Ask your partner to repeat the word back to you.
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