2What do you notice?Catherine the Great, my Russian grandma, is already awake.-- Cari Best, Three Cheers for Catherine the Great! (2003)
3Why use appositives?Sometimes when we write, we want to add new information without creating a new sentence.For example…
4Clementine, a funny third grader, lives in New York. Clementine is funny.She is in third grade.She lives in New York.Clementine, a funny third grader, lives in New York.
5Let’s ask ourselves, what is being renamed?? Avon, a rather small snail, read a book every day.
6So what is an appositive?? noun or pronoun -- often with modifiers -- set beside another noun or pronoun to explain or identify itKeith, the boy in rumpled shorts and shirt, did not know he was being watched as he entered room 215 of the Mountain View Inn.
7Placement of appositives An appositive phrase usually follows the word it explains or identifies, but it may also precede it.
8So let’s practice using appositives I watched her playing ladushky with Mimmo so he wouldn’t cry.Ladushky is a clapping song.The clapping song is Russian.
10When do we use punctuation? Remember non-essential clauses/phrases?Commas
11When there is an essential information contained in the appositive, then you don’t need commas.
12Give One – Get One Game Every person has a game card. You must share three appositive sentences with three different people.You must have three sentences from three different people, and you must share three different appositive sentences from your own flipbook.After you receive a sentence from someone, write that person’s name underneath the sentence.You have 4 minutes to accomplish this mission!