I know the PBS kids’ show, The Electric Company, has been around a lotta years, but I’ve just started watching it recently with my grandkiddo, and it’s a great program for older kids. Cam enjoys it, but doesn’t grasp some of the lessons. He got a kick out of the segment showing how meaning can change based on ending punctuation of a sentence.
I’m a great scientist.
I’m a great scientist!
I’m a great scientist?
My favorite segment so far is one on serial commas. There are two young girls, plus their moms. Snooty Mom says, “My daughter studies rocks and flies.” And they show the kid doing just that.
Second Mom says, “Nice. My daughter studies, (girl pores over a book) rocks (guitar appears and girl rocks out), and flies (girl takes off zooming all around).”
Snooty Mom’s daughter whines, “Mom, Mom, can I have a comma for Christmas?!”
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