Skill Sharpeners: Grammar & Punctuation - PreK
PreK books are organized by parts of speech: Nouns, Adjectives, Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs and Prepositions. They’ll also learn punctuation, word recognition, and Dolch sight words; periodic “Talk with Your Child” ideas guide child/parent discussions. The Language Handbooks at this level aim at vocabulary/concept teaching.
The grammar concepts for PreK include:
Punctuation concepts for grade PreK include:
- Upper- and lowercase letters
- Question marks
- Exclamation points
Additional skill practice:
- Letter formation
- Sight words
- Simple sentences
- Word recognition
Subtitled, “Connecting School to Home,” this series offers fun accomplishments that enhance students’ learning. Find the exact grammar or punctuation concept you wish to practice using the Table of Contents. To further specify, each page identifies the individual skill or concept in the color-coded side bar. Activities incrementally increase in difficulty across levels, while still maintaining a measure of creativity and fun: i.e., 2nd graders color contractions to make a picture; 5th graders correct speech bubbles in cartoons. Each level includes a tear out Language Handbook, which can be used as a reference guide while doing activities. Books 1-6 organize grammar and punctuation review concepts by 8-page sections, each starting with a short reading selection. Font size decreases and activity length increases with each grade level. All books are nonreproducible, perforated pages, with full-color reduced page answer key in back. For grades 1-6, you’ll find instructions to download large version answer keys. 11”x 6 1/4", 144 pgs, pb.
From the Publisher:
Help children improve their writing while learning important grammar and punctuation rules. These colorful activity books make language skill practice fun with interesting themes, a variety of activities, and word games! Includes answer key.
Skill Sharpeners: Grammar and Punctuation provides visually engaging reading selections, activities, and word games that will motivate your child to practice and learn essential grammar and punctuation skills. Plus, a Language Handbook provides you with a quick reference of the concepts covered.
The activity books are organized into 15 theme-based units around topics that each grade will enjoy. Each unit focuses on a grammar concept and punctuation concept, and includes:
A reading selection: A short fiction or nonfiction text engages children and presents the concept or skill in context.
Rule boxes: Grammar and punctuation rules are made simple with a short explanation, and clear examples help to teach the skill.
Colorful practice activities: A variety of activities include fun illustrations to motivate your child to practice the grammar and punctuation skills.
Riddles and word games: Your child will use critical thinking skills while applying the targeted grammar or punctuation skill in a fun format!
Writing practice: The Write It Right! page encourages your child to use the skills in context, which further promotes understanding.
Review page: The short review activity is a great way to check your childs understanding.
These materials focus on grammar practice and offer little to no grammar instruction.