Punctuation Anchor Chart
A few weeks ago, we created a punctuation anchor chart to use during Writer’s Workshop:
I got this idea from Debbie Diller last year when she came to work with our school district. I created it exactly the same way as last years’ except, one of my kiddos asked where the question mark fit in…ummm, good question…stalling for time…then next thing I knew, the most amazing words were coming out of my mouth–and they made sense!
I asked them to tell me what happened if you did not pay attention to the stop light (you get pulled over by the police). I then asked them what the police did when they pulled you over (they ASK if you know what you were doing wrong while driving!!). BINGO!! We drew in the red and blue police lights at the bottom of our chart to remind us that the police will ask us questions and those questions require a QUESTION mark! I couldn’t believe it–divine intervention teaching! I love it when that happens!