Jensen's Punctuation features quick and painless lessons to make learning punctuation a breeze! This book features punctuation rules followed by pages of examples (that use excerpts from classical literature!) for students to work through; repetition of exercises is designed to help with long-term retention. Lessons take approximately 5-10 minutes each. All of the answer keys for exercises and tests are included with this one volume. Grades 8 & up. 184 pages, softcover.
Students will learn:
The five basic rules for compound sentences that solve 75-90% of punctuation problems.
How to use the punctuation index to help master all the punctuation rules worth knowing.
Three types of key words and how they signal what type of punctuation is needed, if any.
What kinds of words in what kinds of situations need capitals and how to identify them in sentences.
When and when not to use a comma with modifiers occurring in various positions in a sentence.
How to correctly use the semicolon in the most common situation in which it occurs.