Help children improve their writing while learning important grammar and punctuation rules. These colorful activity books make language skill practice fun!Skill Sharpeners: Grammar and Punctuation provides visually engaging reading selections, activities, and word games that will motivate your child to practice and learn essential grammar and punctuation skills. Plus, a Language Handbook provides you with a quick reference of the concepts covered.The activity book is organized into 15 theme-based units around topics that second graders enjoy, such as travel, parades, and beaches. Each unit focuses on a grammar concept and punctuation concept, and includes:• A reading selection – A short fiction or nonfiction text engages children and presents the concept or skill in context.• Rule boxes – Grammar and punctuation rules are made simple with a short explanation and clear examples help to teach the skill.• Colorful practice activities – A variety of activities include fun illustrations to motivate your child to practice the grammar and punctuation skills.• Riddles and word games – Your child will use critical thinking skills while applying the targeted grammar or punctuation skill in a fun format!• Writing practice – The “Write It Right!” page encourages your child to use the skills in context, which further promotes understanding.• Review page – The short review activity is a great way to check your child’s understanding.The grammar concepts for second grade include: • Plural nouns• Adjectives • Verbs• Pronouns• Adverbs• PrepositionsPunctuation concepts for second grade include: • End punctuation• Use of apostrophes• Use of commas• Use of colons• Book titles• Abbreviations• Quotation marks• Compound sentencesSkill Sharpeners: Grammar and Punctuation engages your child in learning important grammar and punctuation rules. It’s ideal for enrichment at home and in the classroom, for homeschooling, and for English language learning.