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Sentences - Recognizing end marks
Kindergarten (K) - ELA
- Students will be able to identify and name the three types of end punctuation: period, question mark, and exclamation point.
- Students will be able to use the correct end punctuation in their own writing.
- Introduction (5 minutes)
- Instruction (15 minutes)
- Guided Practice (15 minutes)
- Independent Practice (15 minutes)
- Exit Ticket Formative Assessment (5 minutes)
- Closure (5 minutes)
- Whiteboard and markers
- Sentence strips with various end punctuations (period, question mark, and exclamation point)
- Pencils and paper for independent practice
- Question mark
- Exclamation point
- End punctuation
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- Display a sentence strip with a period at the end and ask the students what they notice about the end of the sentence.
- Ask students to share other types of end punctuation they have seen and what they think each punctuation mark means.
- Explain that end punctuation is a way to show the tone or emotion of a sentence and to tell readers when to stop reading.
- Show examples of each type of end punctuation (period, question mark, and exclamation point) and explain what they mean and when they are used.
- Provide examples of sentences with missing end punctuation and ask students to identify which type of end punctuation should be used.
- Provide each student with a sentence strip with missing end punctuation.
- Instruct students to write the correct end punctuation mark at the end of each sentence.
- Circulate around the room to provide support and guidance as needed.
- Instruct students to write three sentences, one with a period, one with a question mark, and one with an exclamation point.
- Monitor students' progress and provide support as needed.
- Assign students to write five sentences and use each type of end punctuation (period, question mark, and exclamation point) at least once.
- Encourage students to practice reading aloud their sentences and emphasizing the correct tone for each type of end punctuation.
- Remind students to bring their homework to share with the class during the next lesson.
- Provide each student with a whiteboard and marker.
- Instruct students to write a sentence and include the correct end punctuation mark.
- Collect the whiteboards and assess the students' understanding of end punctuation.
- Formative assessments will be conducted during the lesson to monitor student progress and understanding.
- The exit ticket will be used to determine students' mastery of the objective.
- Review the three types of end punctuation and their meanings.
- Encourage students to use correct end punctuation in their own writing.
- Students can practice using different types of end punctuation in dialogue.
- Students can create a paragraph using a variety of end punctuation.
- For students who struggle with writing, provide sentence starters to help them get started.
- For students who need extra support, provide sentence strips with the correct end punctuation already included for them to copy.
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Use the Punctuation Power-Up game as an extension to the end punctuation lesson plan, consider providing students with additional practice sentences to punctuate on their own. You can create a list of sentences for each student to practice with, or have students create their own sentences to share with the class.
- Use visual aids, such as sentence strips or anchor charts, to help students remember the different types of end punctuation and their meanings.
- Provide plenty of opportunities for students to practice using correct end punctuation in their own writing and speaking.
- Use engaging activities, such as games or group activities, to make learning about end punctuation more fun and interactive.
- Some students may think that end punctuation is not important and can be skipped or ignored.
- Some students may struggle with understanding the different meanings and uses of the three types of end punctuation.
- Some students may confuse the different types of end punctuation, such as using a period instead of an exclamation point to show excitement or emphasis.
Common Core Standard:
L.K.2.B - Recognize and name end punctuation.
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