Jensen's Punctuation is completely self-contained for easy instruction. All the rules, exercises, tests, and answers are in one book. It contains the five basic rules that cause at least 75% of the errors which appear in student writing, and it contains all rules for every other punctuation mark from the period to the dash. The rules section of the book make this one a keeper; your students will take it with them to college and beyond just for reference. Even though I wrote the book, I still refer to it at times just to be sure in some tricky punctuation situations.
"I appreciate the work that went into writing the punctuation book. You have done a good job. I have really seen improvement in my 9th grader's use of punctuation." - Joanne Juren, homeschooling mom
Jensen’s Punctuation is a complete guide to all your punctuation needs. The first section clearly teaches five basic rules which eliminate 75-90% of most student punctuation errors. The second section deals with all forms of punctuation from the comma to the parenthesis. It is both a reference manual and a practice book. As an added bonus, all exercises are taken from classical or historical texts. That means the exercises have some literary value; they are not just a series of sentences cobbled together. In fact, some students have gotten interested enough to read the books from which the literary samples have been taken. Jensen’s Puncutation will benefit all who use it, particularly students who need to sharpen their punctuation skills.
What John Saxon did for math,
Frode Jensen does for English!
A Complete Guide to all your Punctuation Needs
Look what you get in this book!
F a punctuation rule book with examples
F constant repetition for long term retention
F a reproducible card of rules for ready reference
F a list of key words that reveal certain rules
F exercises taken from classical literature
F secrets of compound sentence punctuation
F how to punctuate long & difficult sentences
F when to use commas with subordinators
F five simple rules that help immensely
F where commas go with a conjunctive adverb
F how to use commas with the FANBOYS
F when not to use a comma between clauses
F how to tell independent from dependent clauses
F easy formulas that can be applied continuously
F the one word that signals no comma
F practice in the use of the comma & semicolon
F complete answer keys for exercises & tests
F info on grading and scoring exercises & tests
Learn the five basic rules for compound sentences that solve 75-90% of your punctuation problems.
Learn how to use the punctuation index to help you master all the punctuation rules worth knowing.
Learn the three types of key words and how they signal what type of punctuation is needed, if any.
Learn what kinds of words in what kind of situations need capitals and how to identify them in sentences.
Learn when and when not to use a comma with modifiers occurring in various positions in a sentence.
Learn how to correctly use the semi-colon in the most common situation in which it occurs.
Look at what these folks have to say!
“The lessons are quick and painless, about 5-10 minutes each, and you will find these exercises more interesting than what’s usually found in grammar texts since they are examples from real books.” Teresa Schultz-Jones, national reviewer
“I knew there had to be some concrete rules about when and where to apply various punctuation; however, the only instruction I ever got was to just put a comma where you would take a breath. It is a great relief to know the when, where, and why of punctuation, especially when my children want solid answers.” Paula Wilcox, home schooling mom
“I am very thankful for the work you have done in preparing these wonderful teaching tools. They are the best I have found.” William J. Puderbaugh, Farsight Education
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