Engaging Activities to Review Punctuation
Teaching and reviewing punctuation in the primary grades can be difficult and to be honest, make you want to rip your hair out. Punctuation is a skill you will constantly be teaching and reviewing in the younger grades because it’s a skill that is difficult for younger students to master. There are a lot of other skills for students to master before they can master punctuation. So, if you are looking for some engaging punctuation activities for the month of November, then you have come to the right place!
One of my favorite punctuation activities of all time is Turkey Gobbler! Turkey Gobbler is a silly turkey who got fed up with everyone eating turkey on Thanksgiving and so he ate all the punctuation in our classroom! When doing this activity, I like to really amp up the dramatic effect and then I show them the “WANTED” poster and read the letter from Turkey Gobbler. I explain to them that they are going to walk around the room with a partner to figure out the unknown punctuation. Then, we will go over it together.
Do you love the Thanksgiving Day parade? I do! This activity is like a miniature parade for your classroom. That turkey is at it again! He was in charge of the parade balloons, but he let go of them and now they are in the wrong order! This can be a center or an activity that is set up around the room. Students put the balloons (words) back in order and then write the sentence with the correct punctuation next to the matching balloon.
Set The Table
This activity can be set up around the room or displayed on the board. Students read the sentence, look at the Thanksgiving food, and then write the punctuation on the matching food. Once they write all the correct punctuation in the foods, they can color and cut them out. Then, they glue them on the table to “set the table”.
These activities are now digital too! Watch the video below to get a sneak peek!
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Free Thankful Cards
Try out this freebie this month! Write thankful notes to your students. It will make their whole day; I promise.
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