26 Punctuation Resources and Activities

Punctuation is the system of symbols that we use to separate sentences and parts of sentences, and to make their meaning clear. Each symbol is called a “punctuation mark”. Punctuation marks are essential to writing for clarity and comprehension. Here are 26 resources and activities to help you master punctuation.

1.Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): Provides extensive resources on punctuation rules and usage.

2.Grammarly: A digital writing assistant that checks for more than just spelling errors, including punctuation mistakes.

3.Punctuation Checker: An online tool that helps identify punctuation errors in texts.

4.The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: A comprehensive guide with easy-to-understand rules for proper punctuation.

5.Khan Academy’s Grammar course: Offers instructional videos on punctuation and other aspects of grammar.

6.Punctuation Comics: Use comic strips to discuss correct punctuation in a fun, visual way.

7.Quizlet Punctuation Flashcards: Study different punctuation marks with flashcards that can be customized.

8.BBC Skillswise – Punctuation: Provides explanations, factsheets, worksheets, and quizzes on punctuation.

9.DailyGrammar.com: A series of lessons and quizzes focused on punctuation usage.

10.Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss: A book that makes learning about punctuation entertaining.

11.ProWritingAid: An editing software that offers real-time feedback on your writing’s punctuation.

12.Smart Punctuation Matching Game: Create a game where students match sentences with missing punctuation marks.

13.The Grammar Devotional by Mignon Fogarty: Offers daily tips related to grammar and punctuation.

14.Road to Grammar – Punctuation Practice: Interactive exercises geared toward ESL learners but suitable for all.

15.Comma Story – TED-Ed Video: An animated video teaching the importance of commas in sentence structure.

16.NoRedInk: A personalized learning platform that builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data.

17.Super Teacher Worksheets – Punctuation: Printable worksheets for classroom or home use focusing on punctuating sentences correctly.

18.Editing Practice Activity: Have students proofread passages in search of missing or misused punctuation.

19.Time4Writing’s courses on Mechanics & Writing Enhancements: Includes instruction on proper usage of various punctuation marks.

20.Grammar Revolution – Diagramming Sentences: Learn how to diagram sentences which includes understanding how to properly punctuate them.

21.Using music lyrics to teach punctuation: Analyze popular song lyrics for their use of various punctuation marks like commas, apostrophes, or quotation marks.

22.ReadWriteThink – Editing Checklist for Self- and Peer Editing: A tool for reviewing the use of punctuation (among other things) in writing assignments before final submission.

23.The Oatmeal’s Comics on Grammar: Engaging comics covering the nuances of grammar including punctuation rules like apostrophe usage or how to use a semicolon.

24.Presentations by Grammar Girl (a.k.a Mignon Fogarty): Podcasts and articles offering clear explanations about complex grammar issues including punctuation use cases.

25.Vocabulary.co.il – Punctuation Games:

Features interactive online games focused on properly punctuating sentences.

26.Pinterest boards for Teaching Punctuation:

Collection of resources such as infographics, lesson plans, anchor charts, printable worksheets, and activities curated specifically for teaching various aspects of punctuation.

These resources cover a broad range of techniques and tools – from hands-on activities to digital software – designed to help people of all ages understand the importance of proper punctuation in writing.

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