Teach Print Awareness with Online Stories - And The Caboose Said

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Print awareness includes understanding the role of punctuation. This story provides a great opportunity to introduce the use of quotation marks.

Before reading this story explain the role of a narrator and characters in a story. Make it simple and say, "The narrator tells us the story, and the characters do and say things in a story. The narrator in the book we are about to watch tells us who is talking. Each character's words are inside the quotation marks. Let's listen to this story and hear what the characters say."

This book has a stop button. Use this button to stop and point out punctuation marks, discuss the story, look at pictures, or practice reading the sound words using phonics knowledge.

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