Hey! Wait a minute! I forgot to put punctuation marks to what I just wrote. Well, we can correct that when we finish the lesson. Good morning class Today were going to study punctuation marks I have some assistants who will be helping with todays lesson so lets start Ready Set Go
Ok. Let’s begin our lesson. While you watch the presentation take notes. You’ll be quizzed at the end.
A Period A period is used to end a sentence. It is also used after initials, after abbreviations, and as a decimal point.
As a Decimal Example: Roberto is 99.9 percent sure that it costs $2.50 to get into the movies today.
Question Mark A question mark is used after a direct question (an interrogative sentence) and to show doubt about the correctness of something.
Correctness Example: You’ll se virtual reality TV shows by the year 2006 *(?) A question mark is placed in parentheses to show that the writer isn’t sure a fact is correct.
Exclamation Point An exclamation point is used to express strong feeling. It may be placed after a word, a phrase, or a sentence.
Exclamation Point Example: Happy birthday! Excellent! Wow! That’s great! That new program is awesome!
Apostrophe An apostrophe is used to form plurals, to show that a letter or letters have been left out of a word, or to show possession.
In Contractions Contraction Short For don’t do not it’s it is; it has they’ll they will they’re they are
Comma Commas are used to keep words and ideas from running together, making your writing easier to read. Commas tell the reader where to pause.
Items in a Series Example: I know someone who likes pepperoni, pineapple, and olives on her pizza. (words)
Items in a Series (phrases) Example: In summer I like to go skateboarding, ride my bike, and play basketball. (phrases)
In Dates and Addresses Example: We are having our next reunion on July 4, 2006, at The Ritz Carlton.
In Dates and Addresses Example: His new address is 3344 South First Street, San Juan, PR 00923.
Parentheses Parentheses are used around words included in a sentence to add information.
To Add Information Example: The map (figure 2) will help you understand the explorer’s route.
Quotation Marks Quotation marks are used to enclose the exact words of the speaker and to show that words are used in a special way.
Direct Quotations Example: “Rosa Parks is a true American hero,” the teacher reminded her students.
Special Words Example: My family likes to go to Piñones to eat “alcapurrias” and “bacalaitos”.
Colon A colon is used in a sentence to introduce a list or draw attention to information that follows. Colons are also used between the numbers in time.
To Introduce a List Example: Motorcycles are used for the following reasons : transportation, recreation, and racing events.
Well, I hope you learned how to use punctuation marks and their names. But before we finish here, let’s see if you can correct what I wote on the board at the beginning.
Are you ready to correct? Begin! Good morning class Today were going to study punctuation marks I have some assistants who will be helping with todays lesson so lets start Ready Set Go
These are the corrections you should have made. Good morning class! Today we’re going to study punctuation marks. I have some assistants who will be helping with today’s lesson. So let’s start. Ready! Set! Go!
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Well, kids. Hope you learned your lesson and if you have any trouble with punctuation marks you can always visit the library and log on to the Internet. You’ll find lots of sites explaining the use of each punctuation. See you soon! Bye!