Title

Teaching Punctuation with Literature

Date

5-31-2018 1:00 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 3:00 PM

Location

WUC Summit

Session Chair

AES Team

Session Title

Afternoon Multidisciplinary poster Session

Presentation Type

Poster session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Cornelia Paraskevas

Abstract

As teachers and students in secondary English classes work through common texts and literature, it is important to understand how mentor texts are multi purposeful in showing how a writer’s choice in punctuation contributes to the meaning and style of the text, alongside granting literary knowledge. When punctuation is taught, it is consistent with the rules of Standard American English but can constrict creative freedom if SAE conventions are applied according to handbook rules. This project is the start for any teacher or student to begin to unravel the power in punctuation and learning how to manipulate language to fit a specific purpose. This project and presentation is to inform teachers on how to teach students to make defensible punctuation choices in their own writings, while using a mentor text. As teachers, we need to advocate for multipurpose literature, and advocate for the creative choice that writers have and teach students how to decisively make those choices.

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May 31st, 1:00 PM May 31st, 3:00 PM

Teaching Punctuation with Literature

WUC Summit

As teachers and students in secondary English classes work through common texts and literature, it is important to understand how mentor texts are multi purposeful in showing how a writer’s choice in punctuation contributes to the meaning and style of the text, alongside granting literary knowledge. When punctuation is taught, it is consistent with the rules of Standard American English but can constrict creative freedom if SAE conventions are applied according to handbook rules. This project is the start for any teacher or student to begin to unravel the power in punctuation and learning how to manipulate language to fit a specific purpose. This project and presentation is to inform teachers on how to teach students to make defensible punctuation choices in their own writings, while using a mentor text. As teachers, we need to advocate for multipurpose literature, and advocate for the creative choice that writers have and teach students how to decisively make those choices.