The Punctuation Station

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All aboard! Join a family of giraffeson their journey to Punctuation Station. As the train chugs along, you'll learn the ins and outs of using periods, commas, apostrophes question marks, hyphens, quotation marks, and exclamation points!

Playful rhymes from Brian P. Cleary and colorful illustrations from Joanne Lew-Vriethoff make learning about punctuation fun. So hop on board—this is one train ride you don't want to miss!

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Overview

All aboard! Join a family of giraffeson their journey to Punctuation Station. As the train chugs along, you'll learn the ins and outs of using periods, commas, apostrophes question marks, hyphens, quotation marks, and exclamation points!

Playful rhymes from Brian P. Cleary and colorful illustrations from Joanne Lew-Vriethoff make learning about punctuation fun. So hop on board—this is one train ride you don't want to miss!

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Gr 1–3—An amiable family of giraffes takes a train trip from Period Plaza Station to Punctuation Station. Along the way, they learn the grammatical rules governing the proper use of the period, comma, apostrophe, question mark, hyphen, exclamation point, and quotation marks. Each punctuation mark is displayed and labeled in colored print, accompanied by rhyming instructions on when and where it is used. The explanations are written in clear and simple language. "The comma is a curly mark./It makes us pause a bit/before a word or phrase, you see./You separate with it." To reinforce the lesson, the giraffes demonstrate the rule in their conversation, which appears in dialogue balloons. The illustrations also incorporate signs and posters showing the properly used punctuation marks. The vibrant art captures the energy of the bustling station crowded with a variety of cartoon animal travelers and the excitement of the train ride itself. A helpful glossary contains brief definitions and sample sentences. Pair this informative and entertaining title with Elsa Knight Bruno's poetic Punctuation Celebration (Holt, 2009).—Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822578529
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Pages: 37
  • Sales rank: 467,002
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: AD690L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted January 7, 2010

    Makes Punctuation Fun!

    The Punctuation Station, by Brian Cleary, is sure to be a hit for teachers as well as children. The text is written in fun rhyme as a family of giraffes boards a train headed for Punctuation Station. As the giraffe family journeys though the train station and onto the train they learn, "Punctuation comes in marks - some straight, some round, some curly." The story is written in playful rhyme showing the reader different types of punctuation marks as well as the proper usage of each one. A great reinforcement and resource are the final two pages of the book. These pages list all of the punctuation marks introduced in the book and provide an explanation of how they are used.

    The Punctuation Station is illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. The illustrations are colorful and delightful. Readers will enjoy the rich colors and the humorous scenarios illustrated in this book. The illustrations are sure to make readers smile as they turn every page.

    The Punctuation Station makes learning about punctuation fun for everyone. This book would make a great addition for any classroom as well as any school library. The many fans of the Words are CATegorical® series are also sure to enjoy this new publication.


    Related websites:
    www.lernerbooks.com
    www.brianpcleary.com
    www.josgreatesthits.com

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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