I wrote extensively about dialogue
Jeff Anderson is the author I use extensively for editing and conventions. He wrote Mechanically Inclined. He wrote Everyday Editing: Inviting Students to Develop Skill and Craft in Writer’s Workshop. I have written about his work numerous times here at Writing Every Day Works.
Hair Lesson by Jeff Anderson
Great Sentences Blog
Books that Help Teach Punctuation
Anastasia Suen posts a lesson daily. Some of the lessons are about punctuation. Here are a few examples. The blog has better examples.
Footprints in the Snow. Mei Matsuoka. “Wolf is reading stories.” This story has dialogue.
Ella Sets Sail. Carmela & Steve D’amico. “The lucky hat is lost.” This story has dialogue.
More Punctuation Books
Jan Carr. 2007. Greedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary Tale
Robin Pulvir. 2008. Silent Letters Loud and Clear
Speed Shaskan. 2008. If You Were a Contraction
Loewen. 2007. If You Were a Pronoun
Loewen. 2006. If You Were a Conjunction
Moira Rose Donohue. 2006. Alfie the Apostrophe
Moira Rose Donohue. 2008. Penny and the Punctuation Bee
Robin Pulver. Punctuation Takes a Vacation
Chris Raschka. 2000. Ring! Yo?
Chris Raschka. 1993. Yo! Yes?
Lynne Truss. 2006. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!
Lynne Truss. 2007. The Girl’s Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can’t Manage without Apostrophes!
Lynne Truss. 2008. Twenty-Odd Ducks: Why, every punctuation mark counts!
Schoolhouse Rock! DVD Collection Available through Amazon and also I have seen them through Target recently.
Jeff Anderson. 2005. Mechanically Inclined
Jeff Anderson. 2007. Everyday Editing: Inviting Students to Develop Skill and Craft in Writer’s Workshop
Jeff Anderson. 2008. Teaching Apostrophes. DVD.
Jeff Anderson. 2008. Editing Invitations. DVD.
Jeff Anderson. 2007. The Craft of Grammar. DVD. http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2007/03/teaching-grammar-and-conventions.html
Linda Hoyt and Teresa Therriault. 2008. Mastering the Mechanics: Grades 4-5: Ready-to-Use Lessons for Modeled, Guided and Independent Editing
Linda Hoyt and Teresa Therriault. 2008. Mastering the Mechanics: Grades 2-3: Ready-to-Use Lessons for Modeled, Guided and Independent Editing
Linda Hoyt and Teresa Therriault. 2008. Mastering the Mechanics: Grades k-1: Ready-to-Use Lessons for Modeled, Guided and Independent Editing http://writingeverydayworks.wordpress.com/2008/06/17/mastering-the-mechanics-k-1-2-3-4-5/
Carl Anderson. Assessing Writing. 2005.
Two Writing Teachers posted recently about studying about punctuation and conventions. http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/thinking-about-punctuation-in-texts/
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