Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Punctuation Station

Giraffes can teach punctuation?

Cleary, Brian P.
The Punctuation Station.
March 2010.
Lerner Publishing Group.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

All aboard! Readers will delight in boarding train at the Punctuation Station alongside a family of giraffes to learn all there is to know about punctuation - the forms and appropriate uses of. Periods, commas, apostrophes, question marks, hyphens, quotation marks, and exclamation points are all touched upon. However, in considering this book for use in your classroom, you must think of the ages and needs of your children, as some of the topics may be too "old" for younger children. Keeping this in mind though, it is entirely possible to skip over pages that do not pertain to the writing levels of your children and an (almost) entire story of playful rhymes will still keep them intrigued!

In the past, I have reviewed several books authored by Brian P. Cleary. This is the first on the topic of punctuation and I enjoyed it no less than any of his other books! The book is broken apart almost into sections, making it developmentally appropriate for use with even the youngest of writers. The book can be used in collaboration with teaching children about punctuation - either as an introduction to the writing element, or as a reminder throughout such a unit!

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