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    • Magen Swayne

      The Perfect Pop-Up Punctuation Book: Kate Petty, Jennie Maizels: Concept book-puncuation. great for teaching al the uses of punctuation, very hands on and interactive. Not a good book for whole group but could be used individually for struggling students or in a small group when focusing on a particular area of punctuation.

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