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Teaching grammar can be so difficult! Help your class master how to use hyphens correctly. The first page details different places one would use a hyphen. On the second page, learners are introduced to two practice activities. In the first, they simply identify whether the hyphen is used correctly or incorrectly in the sentence. For the second, they read a paragraph and circle any place a hyphen is needed.
This is more than a learning exercise, this is a full college style list of all the rules related to hyphens and capitals one would need to write excellent papers. You can use this resource to inform your own writing, or to enhance your learner's knowledge of hyphens and capitalization.
In this using semicolons, colons, and hyphens worksheet, learners read about their usages and apply the information by adding them to sentences, using colons or semicolons to join groups of words in two separate columns, and choosing correct punctuation in sentences. Students write twenty-eight answers.
Remind your writers that not everything needs to be capitalized. Quotations should only be used for dialogue, titles of short works, and some phrases that are being emphasized. The presentation also covers some punctuation. The last two slides give sentences to practice.
Thoroughly cover the nuances of apostrophes, quotation marks, dashes, hyphens, colons, and semi-colons. Intended for higher-level English classes, the examples given pertain to tricky rules and formal language. There are no animations or engaging pictures included in this PowerPoint.
After listening to the story, Oh the Places You'll Go, by Dr. Seuss, and discussing the multiple meanings of the vocabulary words, 3rd graders wil participate in a language arts unit, consisting of 11 (45 minute) lessons. Learners will write in their journals, create hot air balloons, and study a map. Additionally, they will study vocabulary and rhyming words, create a brochure, and make kazoo style instruments. Adaptation: Any grade level
Hyphens and dashes, parentheses and brackets are often interchanged incorrectly. First, walk your budding grammarians through the information at the top of the first page. (You may need to reword some of the explanations, as they're still kind of tricky.) Then, let learners insert the missing punctuation in the 30 sentences that follow.
Are your budding writers in need of a punctuation overhaul? Review the use of hyphens, parentheses, brackets, and dashes with this two-page worksheet. The first focuses solely on hyphens, while the second focuses on the remaining three types of punctuation. Great review!