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National Punctuation Day

National Punctuation Day
Missouri State Teachers Association: Why Punctuation? Guest column by Jeff Rubin, founder of National Punctuation Day The Destin Log: A punctilious punctuator’s pet peeves (first column, July 15) The Destin Log: A punctilious punctuator’s pet peeves (second column, September 25) USA TODAY: Contest: Do you know your punctuation? San Francisco Chronicle: Punctuation Paragraph Contest Highlights 8th Annual National Punctuation Day, Sept. 24

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3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly Editor's Note: A version of this post first appeared on Techie Teacher and Character Coach. "But Miss Parrish, I can't think of anything to write!" Haven't we all heard similar lines in our classrooms? We see hesitant writers sit with a pencil in their hands and a paper on their desks, almost as if they have been handicapped by the task we asked them to do. How is it that some students have so much to say when talking out loud, but when a pencil is put into their hand they suddenly hesitate, struggle and have nothing to say? S Archer This is a list compiled from many different resources, some may be in the wrong category, some you may not think belong on the list. If so, oh well! It's just here for general help.

Punctuation Language is either to be heard or to be seen; it is either oral or visual. Actually, in our society it is both. We hear spoken language; we see written language. But human communication is not so simple. We also hear inside our heads what it is we read. Read These Seven Books, and You’ll be a Better Writer Donald Miller I used to play golf but I wasn’t very good. I rented a DVD, though, that taught me a better way to swing, and after watching it a few times and spending an hour or so practicing, I knocked ten strokes off my game. I can’t believe how much time I wasted when a simple DVD saved me years of frustration. I’d say something similar is true in my writing career. If you read these books, your writing will improve to the point people who read your work will begin to comment on how well you write.

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