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National Punctuation Day is September 24, 2017. You can use the resources in the Homeschool Classroom to celebrate this day with serious studies as well as fun and festive activities.

1.1 Article: “What to Tell Your Soul When You Feel Unsettled”

Life has a way of being completely unpredictable, and if we are not careful, we can become anxious and worried. Jennifer Ebenhack shares her thoughts on how to find stability in our hurried and sometimes unsettled lives.

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1.2 Celebrating Punctuation Day

Six resources you and your family can use to celebrate National Punctuation Day.

Imagine Learning also has resources for celebrating.

The article “What Are the Fourteen Punctuation Marks in English Grammar?” answers that question and also explains how each mark is used. The reference poster, “The Punctuation Jungle” is available for download as well.

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1.3 An Introduction to Punctuation

Books are a wonderful way to introduce advanced topics to your preschool students. The Best Children’s Books website has a list of books that teach punctuation.

You can teach your preschoolers about punctuation with this punctuation dance. As a book is read aloud, the preschoolers interact with the book with individual motions for periods, commas, question marks, and exclamation marks.

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1.4 Punctuation Books and Worksheets

Certain books lend themselves to lessons on punctuation better than others. This blog post demonstrates how to use the Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems to teach how punctuation can change the meaning of a sentence.

The English for Everyone website has downloadable worksheets and quizzes (with the answers) on commas, quotation marks, apostrophes, end-of-sentence punctuation marks, colons, and semicolons.

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1.5 Punctuation for Life

Wiki How has an extensive resource, “How to Use English Punctuation Correctly,” which is an eight-part resource covering the topics of proper capitalization, end-of-sentence punctuation marks, commas, colons and semicolons, hyphens and dashes, apostrophes, slashes, and miscellaneous punctuation marks. A punctuation cheat sheet is also available, as well as links to other punctuation-related resources.

Your high school student can use the information on “The Punctuation Guide” as a handy reference for using correct punctuation. Just click on the punctuation marks to see an explanation of how to use them correctly and how to avoid using them incorrectly.

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