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Punctuation in a Pouch

PDF | 14 pages|Grades: 1 - 2

A fun, marsupial-themed activity to help your students with editing and punctuation.

This activity works on editing and conventions as students correct sentences missing punctuation.

Your students will love to place each sentence into the pouch of the matching marsupial!

This resource comes with a ‘Punctuation in a Pouch’ banner, 4 marsupials with pouches, recording sheet, and 40 sentence strips with punctuation that needs editing, including:

  • periods
  • question marks
  • exclamation points
  • capital letters.
  1. Cut out each punctuation pouch and attach it to its matching marsupial with glue or tape.
  2. Provide students with one or more sentence strips and ask them to place it in its matching pouch.

We have included a recording sheet so you can put this into a writing center and have students fill out the sheet with the sentence corrections.

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Any idea why when I go to print this it’s not printing the animals only the sentences??

Tina Ricks · Oct 14th, 2020

Hello Tina! We are sorry to hear that you are having problems printing all of the pages. We have checked on our end and all fourteen pages are printing on both the color and black and white version of this resource. You might want to check that your printer setting is set to print all pages. If you are still having a problem printing, please reach out to our customer support so that we can help you resolve the issue.

Natalie · Oct 14th, 2020

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