Reflection: Advanced Students Macaroni and Peas--Identifying Commas and Periods - Section 3: Assessment


This is a lesson that I like to do because it differentiates for the varying abilities of the children that I teach.  At the lower end of the range, students that struggle with reading can echo the reading and use a paper that already has the punctuation marked, so that the children are basically matching the macaroni and peas to the punctuation on the page.  Children that are at a higher ability group for reading can start to use the punctuation to help them with fluency.

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Macaroni and Peas--Identifying Commas and Periods

Unit 9: Learning About Punctuation
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: SWBAT understand what a comma means and indicate its proper placement. Student Objective: I can identify and use commas and periods correctly in a sentence.

Big Idea: Using macaroni and split peas, students mark the commas and periods in a favorite knock-knock joke.

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