“Mrs. Braun, you know that mark, it’s like a curve, I can’t remember what it’s called, but do I need to use one here?”
When kids get to second grade and they’re uncovered to contractions, possessives, writing lists, dates, and extra, they begin to get actually bamboozled in regards to the distinction between commas and apostrophes. They neglect if it’s the mark that’s up excessive or the one that sits on the underside line. Usually, they’ll’t even provide you with the identify of the mark they making an attempt to ask a query about.
Here are two anchor charts to assist them makes some sense out of all of it:
The phrase “Up, apostrophe!” helps them keep in mind that the apostrophe is the one that goes up excessive.
As a disclaimer, there are plenty of guidelines for commas that aren’t detailed right here. This chart is for youthful college students that are simply starting to use commas.
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