Storyboards aren't just for reading comprehension. They can be utilized in the classroom to teach important grammar and punctuation lessons as well. By teaching punctuation using storyboards, students get the chance to write AND illustrate their meaning. This gives teachers a clear, fast way of assessing student understanding of the concept.
One great way to reinforce the rules of punctuation is to have students create a storyboard that defines each of the desired punctuation marks and then give a fully-illustrated example using storyboardthat.
Students will get to think creatively while they internalize essential grammatical rules.
Hi! Let's talk about: PUNCTUATION
PERIOD ( . )
This castle is in a far away land.
COMMA ( , )
The castle has towers, windows, and a moat.
Punctuation is very important.
EXCLAMATION POINT ( ! )
Oh no! There is a dragon approaching!
A period is for the end of a declarative sentence.
COLON ( : )
Thankfully, three soldiers will come to fight the dragon: Julius, Martin, and Jonah. They have to do two things: feed the dragon and put him to sleep.
A comma can separate clauses OR components of a list.
SEMI-COLON ( ; )
The dragon is defeated; everyone will celebrate!
An exclamation point is for sentences with lots of emotion.
A colon is used to tell the reader that a list of facts are coming.
A semi-colon is used to connect two complete thoughts in one sentence.