PUNCTUATION PERFORMANCE WHY APPROPRIATE
question marks jokes & riddles their jokes/riddles were questions
exclamation points cheerleaders strong feeling or excitement
parentheses Double Dutch jump rope enclosed the ends of the rope/jumping
periods & hyphens tap dance & SOS dot and dash sound
We don’t know what the commas and quotation marks did in addition to helping the parentheses. What might the commas have done?
—example— formed a line & marched into new groups formation
because commas are used to separate
What might the quotation marks have done?
—example— recited a poem or famous speech
because quotation marks are used with what someone said