This week I am going to be teaching my kiddos about How To Read Punctuation as part of my Reading Fluency instruction. I have the perfect book as a mentor text!
If you have never read Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka, you really need to!
There is a lonely little boy who is approached by an outgoing new friend. Their conversation is short, sweet, and to the point! Each page only has one or two words and punctuation marks, so it makes it a perfect book to practice How to Read Punctuation Marks in your Reading Fluency lessons!
It is also a sweet story about friendship!
I read it aloud to the kiddos to start without the punctuation and we talk about how it sounds. I ask them what I did wrong to make it sound that way. They always tell me that I forgot to read the punctuation. So, we go over our Read the Punctuation poster or work together to make an anchor chart, then I read it again. We all agree that it sounds much better this time.
This story would be fun as a Reader’s Theater as well!
If you don’t have the book and would like to get your own, you can find it here (this is an affiliate link):
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And now, the part you have been waiting for…The How to Read Punctuation Marks Freebie!
Click on the picture to get your free Read the Punctuation Poster!
This would also make a great coloring sheet. I have my kiddos color it and add it to the fluency section of their reading notebooks!
Do you have a book that you like to use for teaching Read the Punctuation? I always love discovering new mentor texts! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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