Punctuation Videos

In a stack of papers called Connections.

  • Jan
  • 27
  • 2009

Videos that move quickly through grammar and punctuation basics with just a slight touch of levity and free of all the drudgery of pretty much any grammar workbook? How did I miss this? The fast pace might be bad for some struggling learners, but it’s video so they can play it back again later if so inclined.

On occasion, you’ll find an explanation that’s a bit confusing (the lack of an apostrophe to show possession for names like Socrates or “Context” as the tenth place to capitalize). Walk students through those bits and things should be fine. These are solid works by and large. I showed my Support class the one about capital letters today. With just a tiny bit of set up and debriefing, they got everything they needed from it. I wish I had created these. In fact, I’d like to do a few of these over again for American audiences; “favourite” and examples using pounds can be off putting for some students.

VideoJug has some interesting videos about education, though that’s about as far as I’d send a student into that site. Pick your links carefully. Better yet, create an account in order to download the videos for local use. The videos I looked at have full scripts, too, in case that’s your thing.


1. Elona Hartjes says:

[1/27/2009 - 9:43 pm]

Thanks so much for sharing this resource or more accurately my students will thank you . The videos are a wonderful alternative to the dry worksheets I’ve been using.

2. Andy says:

[2/11/2009 - 6:20 am]

What a fantastic selection of videos – and not produced in the usual ‘so educational it’ll bore the hell out of you’ mode. Thanks, will definitely be using these.

3. Punctuation Videos: Thoughts On Teaching Video says:

[2/11/2009 - 9:32 am]

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