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What Is Punctuation?
Punctuation marks are symbols that indicate the structure and organization of written language, as well as intonation and pauses to be observed when reading aloud. In written English, punctuation is vital to disambiguate the meaning of sentences. For example, "woman, without her man, is nothing" and "woman: without her, man is nothing" have greatly different meanings, as do "eats shoots and leaves" and "eats, shoots and leaves". "King Charles walked and talked half an hour after his head was cut off" is alarming; "King Charles walked and talked; half an hour after, his head was cut off", less so. (For English usage, see the articles on specific punctuation marks.) The rules of punctuation vary with language, location, register and time and are constantly evolving. Certain aspects of punctuation are stylistic and are thus the author's (or editor's) choice.
Punctuation – Commas, Periods and More!
Punctuation really gains in importance as students’ progress through their studies. If you do not have a lot of experience teaching punctuation or are simply looking for creative ways to include it in your lessons, Busy Teacher has 31 worksheets that can help you. For instance, to review the rules of comma placement, take a look at this punctuation worksheet
which you can use to structure one of your lessons or as a handy review sheet for students. If commas are not what you are interested in, browse the section for a free, printable worksheet that focuses on your target material.
Punctuation is often overlooked in ESL courses.
With beginners and even intermediate learners, structures are often too simple to really require special punctuation lessons but students should be made aware of the importance of punctuation early on. You can include short reviews on punctuation in your lessons to help students keep it in mind. For a lot of learners speaking is the most significant aspect of learning a language but writing and punctuation are important too especially for students who may have to write in English. Plan to devote some extra time to punctuation when teaching advanced learners and business students.
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This sheet can be used for peer-editing or self-editing an essay. It's designed for beginners so it covers indenting at the beginning of a paragraph, capital letters and periods for sentences, spe ...
This is a very simple worksheet for teaching the use of apostrophe at elementary level. There's a brief explanation at the top of the page followed by an activity in which students are asked ...
This is a colourful classroom poster which can also be used as a picture dictionary or a study sheet for teaching or revising punctuation related vocabulary at elementary level.
This is a 3-page worksheet for teaching clauses of reason and clauses of result. There's a complete grammar guide followed by 3 different activities in which students are asked to choose a su ...
This is a punctuation worksheet I found that I would like to share. It is for a senior phase level. Learners have to identify the types of sentences given. A sentence is given which the lear ...
This worksheet is all about missing punctuation and was created for children of 8 - 9 years old. There are 13 sentences for children to read. Some of the sentences are questions, others are statem ...
Add punctuation marks to the following poem named "The Pig" by Roald Dhal. Visit MagicPathshala.com to learn about sentences and for follow up activities and educational videos. Watch this video f ...
Two dice for revising punctuation marks. Recommended for elementary students who are asked to to roll both dice and then name the punctuation mark by using the picture clue provided.
Students can make cartoon characters (people, superheros, animals...) out of the punctuation marks on the cards. Playing games with the cards will reinforce both the name and shape of the mark. I ...
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