Gotcha! A Punctuation Readaloud Game
See if you can help your child get the most solid grasp possible of periods, question marks, commas and exclamation points—the four most common punctuation marks in all our sentences.
In second grade kids get introduced to the wonders of punctuation…and they will be expected to start using it, too! Second graders still keep things simple. They'll practice starting each sentence with a capital letter and finishing it with either a period, question mark or exclamation point. They'll also use commas now and then. At the end of the year, they may start work on quotation marks…but that will be covered much more heavily in later grades.
Here's a silly game you can play the next time you read aloud.
What You Need:
- Transparent “highlighting tape”—available at teacher supply stores.
- Pad of paper and pencil
- Readaloud book that you and your child like and have read once before