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National Punctuation Day

National Punctuation Day Created in 2003, National Punctuation Day is celebrated on September 24th. This provides a welcome opportunity to recognize the importance of good punctuation to literacy. As Lynne Truss showed famously in her grammar book, Eats, Shoots and Leaves, the placement of a comma, for example, is critical to clear communication.

The National Punctuation Day web site provides an overview of common (and less commonly uses) types of punctuation. Reviewing this together may serve as an introduction and inspiration to looking more closely at a type of punctuation with which the learner can use practice or has not yet studied.

The National Punctuation Day web site:

The site’s resources page also provides a list of suggested books, many of which would be found on the library shelves.


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