When students are equipped by digital devices in a language classroom (thinking about laptops, computers or tablets or even interactive whiteboard), there are plenty of resources on the internet waiting to help us increase our teaching impact. I’d like to share with you one targeting the punctuation in English sentences for young learners.
Why punctuation? There are usually differences in punctuation in student’s native language and the second language. The online game, the link you can find below, is a great way how to let students to discover the English punctuation rules. At every presented sentence there is a help button that explains the concrete example. It supports the important part of learning process exploring and curiosity.
How to use the app?
The instruction is presented when the game is started. The intro of the game presents the Comma Chameleon that eats punctuation. When the game is played several times, you can skip the intro. All game is based on these simple steps: to read the free punctuation sentence, choose the punctuation that is missing and complete the sentence. Help button describing the solution is present all the time. In some presented examples there is a need to complete more than one comma, dot or questionnaire.
Because this game is targeted on the English, I’d like to challenge you to share with me on this spot any online link for another language that could help up make computers in classroom useful.
Veronika, trainer, passionate teacher, blogger, member of smartclasscommunity team
- Comma Chameleon punctuation game, http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/punctuation.htm