Use movement and sound to reinforce students’ understanding of punctuation. Illustrating and identifying periods, question marks, and exclamation marks using movement and sound allows students to explore their creating, moving, listening, and singing/speaking skills.
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type: Using Rhythmic Speech in Part of a Children’s Book
Parts of many children’s books can be read rhythmically (rather than the entire book). These books can provide opportunities for experiencing beat/no beat as well as other musical elements (such as dynamics, timbre, and rhythm) and skills (such as vocal manipulation and playing body percussion). By listening to and participating in reading of a children’s book, students will experience various literacy standards and skills including comprehension; identifying beginning, middle, and end; communicating verbally; and vocabulary.
Use movement to explore and deepen understanding of punctuation.
From using levels and shapes to help students remember what each punctuation type looks like to incorporating energy quality, tempo and non-locomotor to understanding how punctuation affects how we speak and read.