Practice Punctuation with Conversation

Practice Punctuation with Conversation

Practice Punctuation with Conversation May 6, 2016 | [Writing] If you’re still struggling to get students to utilize punctuation marks, then you’ll love this idea by sixth grade teacher Jane Strayer from Thomas Jefferson Middle School (Valparaiso, IN)! She...
Use Texting to Your Advantage

Use Texting to Your Advantage

TXT MSGS R GR8T! WDYT? (Translation: Text messages are great! What do you think?) According to Jacquie Ream, the author of K.I.S.S. Keep it Short and Simple, text messaging and tweeting are destroying the way our students read, write, and think. A report from the...
Demonstrate the Power of Punctuation

Demonstrate the Power of Punctuation

Once several weeks of school are behind you, you’ve got a pretty good gauge of your students’ convention skills. And how is their use of punctuation? Accurate and purposeful…or neglected and absent? It’s not uncommon for students to look at...