Phrasing Example Mrs. Gorf had a long tongue/ and pointed ears./ She was the meanest teacher/ in Wayside School./ She taught the class/ on the 30th floor. / “ If you children are bad,”/ she warned, / “ or if you answer a problem wrong,/“I’ll wiggle my ears,/ stick out my tongue/ and turn you into apples!”/ Mrs. Gorf didn’t like children,/ but she loved apples./ 60
Period (.) – come to a full stop (maybe take a breath)
Question Mark (?) – usually your voice goes up at the end of a question
Exclamation Mark(!) – use an excited or surprised voice
Ellipsis (…) – pause
Dash (-) – to interrupt or come to a quick stop
Quotation Marks (“”) – do nothing
Punctuation Practice ABC . DEFG ? H ! IJKL . MNO ! P ? QRST , UVW . X ? YZ . Yes ? Yes ! Yes . I want to go with her to the store . I want to go with her to the store ! I want to go , with her , to the store ?
Mrs. Wishy-Washy “Oh , lovely mud , ” said the cow , and she jumped in it . “Oh , lovely mud , ” said the pig , and he rolled slowly all over in it . “Oh , lovely mud , ” said the duck, and she paddled quickly in it . Along came Mrs. Wishy-Washy . She screamed , “Just LOOK at you ! In the tub you go . ” In went the dirty cow , wishy - washy , wishy-washy . In went the muddy pig , wishy-washy , wishy-washy . In went the smelly duck , wishy-washy , wishy- washy . “That’s better , ” said Mrs. Wishy-Washy and she went into the house . Away went the sparkling clean cow . Away went the squeaky clean pig . Away went the fresh smelling duck .
Read with feeling-read “size words BIG or small by making your voice big or smaller
Read emotion words with emotion-sound happy, sad, excited, angry
Read question marks like a question
Mike ran across the playground, bouncing a big red ball. He felt great . They had fifteen minutes to play wall-ball before school started. Nate and Sam were bent over, looking at something. “Watch out! ” Matt yelled. “ Here comes Mike .” Sam turned his back and put something into his coat pocket. “What’s in you pocket, Sam ? ” Mike asked. “ Nothing ”, Sam said. “ Come on ,” Mike said. “You can tell me .” Sam shook his head. “ No way . You can’t keep a secret.” “I won’t tell”, Mike said. 89 Nate laughed . “Yes, you will . You won’t mean to. But you’ll tell ” 103 Mike STAMPED over to the wall-ball court. He was mad , even though