Teachers and librarians work too hard! So here are a couple of tools and resources that I hope can make your burden lighter! If you would like a copy of my PowerPoint about writing nonfiction, please email me and I'll send it! And please check out my TV interview with Meet The Author: http://www.fcps.edu/fairfaxnetwork/mta/donohue.htm.
Celebrate National Punctuation Day--September 24. How? There are lots of great ideas at www.nationalpunctuationday.com. And here are a couple of other ideas. Have a punctuation bee, like the one in PENNY AND THE PUNCTUATION BEE. I like to assign a mark and a word randomly and have students make a sentence using both. And for more fun, click the button below and have your students take the What Punctuation Mark Are You? quiz. Then ask them to make signs proclaiming their marks and go on parade!