Discussion: Punctuation Poster Assignment

STEP 1: Review this module and pick one punctuation or grammatical topic you find most interesting, relevant, or useful to your own life. This could be proper end punctuation, hyphens, dashes, parenthesis, brackets, ellipses, apostrophes, quotation marks, commas, semicolons, colons, fragments, or run-ons. Review this topic.

STEP 2: Create a poster or infographic that addresses the punctuation or grammar concept you selected. This can be done as a powerpoint slide, or using a program of your choice, such as  Canva, or Easelly. Include appropriate citations and references in your poster.

  • Your poster must include at least three good examples of your chosen concept and at least one bad example. These should be original examples, created by you.
  • Your poster must include at least two images or pictures.

STEP 3: Next, share your creation with the world so that others can benefit from your work! Using either Flickr or Wikimedia Commons, upload your finished product and publish it so that other English instructors and students can use and reference your work. Although not required, we strongly recommend uploading and releasing your work with a Creative Commons license.

STEP 4: Post the link to your finished poster to the discussion forum. Add in a paragraph about what you learned from the assignment and how you plan to improve your writing moving forward while being more aware of the concept you chose.

STEP 5: Respond in two separate posts to two classmates (in at least 75 words). Explicitly address their examples and try to extend, complicate, or redirect their points in a substantive, knowledge-demonstrating way. Be sure to cite relevant concepts and key terms from the reading.


Sample Grading Rubric
Criteria Proficient Developing Not Evident Points
Punctuation or Grammar Concept and Examples Correctly identifies a punctuation or grammar concept from the module and explains it on the poster. There are three good examples and at least one bad example of the concept on the poster. Does not correctly identify or describe the punctuation or grammar concept. Examples are off or incomplete. Does not appropriately give examples of the punctuation concept. __/8
Visual Presentation Poster is interesting and informative; includes at least two images. Generally easy to identify main points visually, and useful graphics highlight important points. Includes MLA citations or attributions for images. Some use of visuals to display information, but layout is confusing or without clear connections. May not include two visuals or citations. No attempt at presenting information in a creative manner. Project lacks visual cohesion. __/8
Discussion Posts personal poster to the forum and comments on at least two classmate’s posters. Posts poster; offers incomplete response to classmate. Does not comment on another post. __/4
Total: __/20