Rethinking Punctuation: A Series

Rethinking Punctuation: A Series

Hello teachers! We’re super excited about a new series on how to rethink punctuation in the classroom. Why is punctuation so difficult to teach? Well, it’s often broken into confusing, illogical segments that students have trouble paying attention to! Now, what good is that? Teachers get frustrated with content that bores students to death and achieves nothing.


And the test results really display this grim reality. America has stagnated in reading comprehension scores for the past thirty years. So what gives? Why are we still clinging to this old system? This segment is the first series of many where we at FactSumo reimagine and rethink what basic subjects can be! Our goal is mastery, whether it be punctuation, language, or comprehension.


To make it easy, we’ve dissected the basics of punctuation into three manageable slices for you to enjoy and ruminate on: ending, modifying, and splitting a sentence! Easy, right? We’re all about the basics here at FactSumo. Below is a quick blurb on each episode as well as links to that episode. See you on the other side of the sentence!


Ending A Sentence

Sometimes to get to where you need to go you have to start at the end. Feels nonsensical, but some of the easiest punctuation marks are found at the end of a sentence. So our first post centers are what to put at the end of a sentence, and when.  Check it out here!

Splitting A Sentence

Our next post is all about what goes in the middle of a sentence; how can you split a sentence in half or in even smaller parts? Commas, colons, semicolons: they’re all here for you to parse through! Read the second post now.

Modifying A Sentence

Our third and final punctuation post concludes our mini-series on punctuation. These are the leftover punctuation marks that really spice up your sentence. They include marks for when people are speaking, or when you want to show possession and contractions. Read more here!