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Punctuation Materials

Activities, Grammar, Resources, Skills

Published on: January 3, 2024

Written by: Gina Hagler

Let’s tackle commas, apostrophes, and quotation marks in January. I’ll supply the materials that you can use for the Grammar Symbols Challenge. Be sure to use the Sign Me Up link at the bottom of this post!

Your kids go from printing their names in big chunky letters to remembering to finish a sentence with a period the size of a beach ball. You’re just breathing a sigh of relief when along come commas, then apostrophes, then quotation marks. You know when to use which – right? But how do you explain it to your kids? Enroll in our Challenge for the grammar element of your choice. We’ll send you the spiraling materials. No fuss. No muss. No cost.


The comma. So many uses for such a simple thing. In keeping with our spiral approach, this challenge starts with the basics, advances through the mess in the middle, and ends on an elevated level. You can go use one or more levels with your kid; it just depends on where they are in their quest for comma knowledge.

Commas : Level I


You’d think they’d have one use per grammatical symbol. But no. The apostrophe can signify a possessive or a contraction. And, as luck would have it, kids learn about them both at about the same time. The result? Confusion. We’ll spiral you through it with three different levels.

Quotation Marks

Just when you thought it was safe to use commas and apostrophes, along come quotation marks with their own set of rules. Give us some time and we’ll spiral you through. Promise.

Sign Me Up!

Use our contact form to enroll. Tell us which Grammar Challenge you’re up for. We’ll send you the materials to spiral through. No fuss. No muss. No cost. Good luck!

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