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Quick Writes – Mechanics, Punctuation, Editing

Punctuation is a lot more than rules for writing. Punctuation and capitalization help the reader understand what the writer intended. Read the following unpunctuated sentence:

katherine went to the beach with her little sister in her mouth she had a lollipop

Did the author mean: Katherine went to the beach with her little sister in her mouth. She had a lollipop. Or, sis she mean: Katherine went to the beach with her little sister. In her mouth she had a lollipop.

Let’s hope she meant that Katherine’s sister had a lollipop in her mouth! But, that’s the difference punctuation and capitalization can make!

You can use these Daily Quick Writes to sharpen kid’s skills in using punctuation, grammar, and mechanics to best express themselves!

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