Do you know what today is? Besides being a Friday, and besides being September 24 (and my brother’s birthday), it’s National Punctuation Day.
Founded in 2004 by newsletter writer Jeff Rubin, National Punctuation Day is a “celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis.”
To promote proper punctuation awareness, Jeff and his wife, Norma, maintain their website, nationalpunctuationday.com. They also visit elementary schools, where they perform a punctuation assembly. Their theme: “Punctuation is important in helping children learn to read and write with clarity.” Dressed as a caped punctuation superhero, Jeff shows kids how learning punctuation can be fun. So what can you do to make learning punctuation fun for your students?