Punctuation/ Excerpts

Punctuation Takes a Vacation - Robin Pulver, Lynn Rowe Reed

This cute book would be great to incorporate writing and learning about punctuation. During reading, the children can see how  important punctuation is in a sentence or even a whole story. When punctuation takes a vacation, the meaning of our sentences can be completely misconstrued. People will not understand what we are saying unless we use correct punctuation. After reading, you could take excerpts from familiar books and remove the punctuation. Have the children figure out what is missing. This would be a fun group activity and could get the kids to discussing about punctuation and why they are important. This could be a first, second, third, fourth, and even possibly fifth grade book!