Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Writing 1/28/14

Today we learned about the writing trait: conventions.  Students listened to sentences read out loud and had to hold up a card with either a period, question mark or an exclamation point on it show what kind of punctuation they thought the sentence should end with.  Next, they got with a partner and wrote questions and answers to each other, practicing using the various punctuation marks.  Finally, they went through their own stories "proof reading" for conventions in their own writing.  

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of holding up cards with their punctuation plan on them. This gets the whole class involved on every question and sound very engaging! Plus you can see what all are thinking. Thanks for sharing!