The Oxford Comma: Great For Listing, Pontificating, And Winning Court Cases

17/03/2017

Get your grammar on, friends!  Read a fun article here:  http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/16/520381718/the-oxford-comma-great-for-listing-pontificating-and-winning-court-cases?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170316


Trends in Punctuation

12/06/2016

Forget about the “.”  Read “Period. Full Stop. Point. Whatever It’s Called, It’s Going Out of Style” at http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/10/world/europe/period-full-stop-point-whatever-its-called-millennials-arent-using-it.html?mwrsm=Facebook&_r=0


Punctuation is Fun!

27/01/2016

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ELT: Oxford Comma

13/07/2015

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From:  Grammarly


For Adult English Learners: 7 Grammar and Punctuation Jokes

08/12/2014

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Act out Punctuation Marks in English Class

02/12/2014

From:  Grammarly

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Teaching English: Semicolon

08/10/2014

From one of my graduate students:

ReadWriteThink had a great lesson on semicolon use.  While not specific to the way they are used in lists, I think this would be an excellent way to explore semicolons with students in authentic text.  The lesson suggests using powerful writing by Dr. Martin Luther King and first going through and just circling the semicolons, then going back and exploring how and why he used them and how they made his message more powerful in different places.  I liked that this lesson idea focuses on semicolons in context and is an exploration activity.  Definitely for secondary students.

The lesson can be found here: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/every-punctuation-mark-matters-260.html?tab=4#tabs


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