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Teaching students to capitalize, punctuate, and spell properly is one of the most important tasks you face in teaching writing. These skills are essential to effective written communication because they make the readerΓΓé¼Γäós job easier. Students who do not master these skills will never write a winning essay, a reader-friendly letter, or a strong business memo. It will not matter that the writers have brilliant ideas or outstanding stories to share: Their ideas will never be conveyed effectively. On the other hand, students who do master punctuation, capitalization, and spelling will have some of the tools they need to execute clear and effective writing in any arena. In the second and third grades, your students have probably already begun to sense how much fun writing can be. ItΓΓé¼Γäós important to keep that excitement alive by including a variety of enjoyable writing projects in your curriculum. Invite students to write adventure stories, lists, recipes, jokes, reports, book reviews, and more. In some cases, you may decide that students need not punctuate and spell correctly on a first draft of a story or in a journal entry that only they will read. ThatΓΓé¼Γäós perfectly appropriate. However, it is very important to emphasize that proper punctuation, capitalization, and spelling must be used when publishing or sharing oneΓΓé¼Γäós writing. Whether the final draft will be printed in the school newspaper, displayed on the bulletin board, or handed in to you, it should be polished and grammatically correct. In this book youΓΓé¼Γäóll find dozens of activities to help you teach punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. The activities are interactive and age-appropriateΓΓé¼ΓÇ¥ not the endless drill sheets you may remember from your own school days. From The Comma-Cupboard Game to the Homophone-Hunt Crossword Puzzle, the lessons are sure to please both you and your students. You can use the activities and mini-lessons in any order you like. Check the label at the top of each lesson to see which major concepts are being explored.
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