If you’re looking for a fun, fresh way to teach punctuation, you’ve got to check this out! Literacy centers and writing time are about to get a whole lot more fun! I recently discovered a new book that is a game changer for teaching punctuation!
Semicolons, Cupcakes, and Cucumbers by Steve Newberry is a brilliant, adorable story of 5 characters…period, question mark, exclamation point, comma, and semicolon. This book takes students on a journey with the 5 friends, teaching about each punctuation mark along the way.
Here’s a little peek at the inside of the book.
We’ve been using this book during our writing time for a few weeks, and it has been so much fun! My kiddos adore the characters in the book! It has made learning punctuation much more interesting and easier for our kiddos.
FREE BOARD GAME
This board game is a super fun addition to the book! Students practice using periods, question marks, and exclamation points as they race around the path.
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COMPLETE ACTIVITY PACK
If you’d love an entire pack of activities to go along with this book, I’ve got you covered! The complete activity pack is full of games, cards, and worksheets to help your student master these punctuation marks while having fun.
Here’s what is included:
3 Board Games (one for commas, one for semicolons, and one mixed with periods, question marks, and exclamation points)
3 Spinner Games (3 different levels of the same game to allow for progression from recognizing types of punctuation to writing sentences using different types of punctuation)
24 Task Cards (choosing the correct ending punctuation)
24 Clip Cards (determining whether or not commas are used properly)
5 Posters (period, question mark, exclamation point, comma in a series, and semicolon—includes a picture of the punctuation, a description of the punctuation, and example sentences using the punctuation)
10 Worksheets (variety of writing, sorting, and cut & glue activities for each type of punctuation)
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