Using Punctuation Marks PowerPoint

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A 29 slide editable PowerPoint template to be used when teaching the correct usage of punctuation.

This PowerPoint presentation has been designed to teach your students about the fundamentals of punctuation. It addresses the following content:

  • periods
  • questions marks
  • exclamation points
  • commas
  • quotation marks
  • apostrophes (contraction and possession)
  • colons
  • semicolons
  • hyphens
  • dashes
  • brackets (parentheses).

Review activities (with answers) for each form of punctuation are included in the presentation.

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Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.B
Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Knowledge of Language > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3.B
Choose punctuation for effect.*

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2.A
Use punctuation to separate items in a series.*

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2.B
Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2.C
Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., It's true, isn't it?), and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2.D
Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2.A
Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.*


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  • Small error corrected on slide 19.

    Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Sunday September 25, 2016

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