An illustrated guide to the punctuation marks known as colons and semicolons, including descriptions and examples of how to properly use them in lists and in relation to independent clauses.
Part of the Punctuate It! series
Rules, rules, rules! English grammar is full of rules. How are we supposed to remember when or why to use all those pesky punctuation marks? Why bother, anyway, in an age of texting and rampant emojis? When a proper foundation is laid, all forms of communication benefit: Punctuate It! gently instructs young readers (and writers) to think carefully about the marks they see and to choose their punctuation to create meaningful sentences. Vibrant, off-the-wall illustrations lend visual appeal, and "Punctuation Practice" sessions offer opportunities for interacting with key ideas presented in each short chapter. A brief activity closes each book.