by Robin Pulver
illustrated by Lynn Rowe Reed
When the punctuation marks in Mr. Wright's classroom go on a vacation, the class immediately misses them, as nothing makes sense.
The punctuation marks then send back postcards, full of clever wordplay that require sleuthing to figure out which marks sent which cards. Great for teaching punctuation!
called it an "inventive and entertaining device for getting kids to
understand usage, which proves that nothing makes sense without
Interest Level: Gr. 1-3 DRA Level: 28 Lexile Measure: 370L
Grade Equivalent: 2.9 Guided Reading: M
Below is a sample spread from inside Punctuation Takes a Vacation.
This spread early in the book, when teacher Mr. Wright and the class are sweltering on the hottest day of the year, so Mr. Wright stops his lesson and announces "Let's give punctuation a vacation." When the punctuation marks hear this, they at first feel unwanted, but then decide that Mr. Wright has the right idea...and so they leave on a vacation of their own.
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