What can we as educators say about learning the parts of speech and correct punctuation?
Well, we realize that these components are a viable part of the reading and language arts curriculum. We've also realized that students' writing is lacking the correctness it takes to produce a meaningful well-written essay and we've seen how students lack the ability to correctly write complete sentences with correct punctuation.
What can we say and do about this dilemma?
Should we go back-to-the-basics of teaching the parts of speech and punctuation in isolation? And if so, how do we incorporate these important skills with the many skills we're expected to teach? Well, one thing's for sure, we first need to know where each student's ability level is concerning parts of speech and punctuation. In other words, we need for them to show-what-they-know. A resource that's very capable of determining this is the Parts of Speech and Punctuation Diagnostic. It is very useful as a complete diagnostic or an educator can use it in guided literacy stations/centers as a quick instructional tool.
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