2 Warm Up: Monday, February 24 Place “quotation marks” where you think they should be! I got an A on my test said Ko.Desoto said that he would be patient for thirty seconds.The judge said that it was time for us to go to jail.Plantain starts with a P.The North Carolina Tarheels are playing the Duke Blue Devils in basketball tonight.The Most Dangerous Game was a thrilling short story.My favorite article in Time Magazine is titled The New Science of Happiness.
3 Check your answers “I got an ‘A’ on my test,” said Ko. Desoto said that he would be “patient” for thirty seconds.“Street language” is not encouraged in the classroom.Plantain starts with a “P”.The North Carolina “Tarheels” are playing the Duke “Blue Devils” in basketball tonight.“The Most Dangerous Game” was a thrilling short story.My favorite article in Time Magazine is titled “The New Science of Happiness.”
4 uses of the Quotation marks Your warm ups are examples of each of these!Direct quotationsUsing irony or sarcasmShowing an unusual usage of a word/phraseReferring to the word/letter/number itself.Nicknames or false titlesShort stories, articles, poems, painting titlesMovies, Epic poems, and novels are underlined!
5 Warm Up: Tuesday, February 25 Place quotation marks in the following sentences. Are we there yet she asked.The Charleston Cougars are playing the Cary Rail Hawks in soccer tonight.I am tired the boy said and then drifted off to sleep.We really should be going now she said.I received an incomplete on my homework because I forgot to write my name on it.
6 Check your answers “Are we there yet?” she asked. The Charleston “Cougars” are playing the Cary “Rail Hawks” in soccer tonight.“I am tired,” the boy said and then drifted off to sleep.“We really should be going now,” she said.I received an “incomplete” on my homework because I forgot to write my name on it.** Notice the commas!!**
7 Punctuation with quotations When you are introducing a quote that a character said, you need to place a comma to introduce the quote.Ex: Romeo mourned his fate and shouted, “I defy you stars!”Ex: Do you know who said, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”?When a quote is in the beginning or middle of a sentence, set it off with commas.Ex: “Jesus Christ!” George yelled at his friend, “Don’t drink so much water, Lenny!”
8 Punctuation with quotations When a quote ends with a question or exclamation mark, include that punctuation inside the quotation marks. If the sentence is not done, put a period at the end of the sentence.Ex: No one really knows the answer to the old question, “What came first, the chicken or the egg?”Ex: “What came first the chicken or the egg?” is an unanswerable riddle.When there is a quote within a quote, use ONE apostrophe to indicate the inner quote.Ex: “Mom said, ‘You better clean your rooms tonight or no dessert,’” Macey told her brother.
9 Warm Up: Block Day Punctuate the following sentences. Are we there yet she askedShe said We really should get going nowWhenever my mother claims to have an emergency, it’s usually nothing more than a paper cut.Starry Night, by Van Gogh, is a beautiful painting.Excuse me he said do you have the time
10 Check your answers “Are we there yet,” she asked. She said, “We really should get going now.”Whenever my mother claims to have an “emergency,” it’s usually nothing more than a paper cut.“Starry Night,” by Van Gogh, is a beautiful painting.“Excuse me,” he said, “do you have the time?”Notice that the punctuation goes INSIDE the quotation marks!!
11 Warm Up: Friday, February 28 punctuate the following sentences. The word chandler refers to someone who makes candlesMommy can I have an apple the child beggedThe president yelled we must have peaceBilly the kid was a famous western gunslingerJim said you can leave now Aunt June said
12 Check your answersThe word “chandler” refers to someone who makes candles.“Mommy, can I have an apple?” the child begged. *The child is addressing “Mommy,” so a comma is needed.*The president yelled, “We must have peace!”Billy “The Kid” was a famous western gunslinger. *“The Kid” is part of Billy’s name=proper noun*“Jim said, ‘You can leave now,’” Aunt June said.**Notice that the beginning of a quote is capitalized!!**
14 Warm Up: Monday, March 3 Use your punctuation handout to place hyphens or dashes in the following sentences.Everything the dresser, bed, tables, and your desk needs to be moved before we can paint.At seventy nine, Mr. Perkins is extraordinarily active.We made it to the top of the mountain the view was spectacular!My brothers in law are the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet.It is said that possession is nine tenths of the law.
15 Check your answersEverything—the dresser, bed, tables, and your desk—needs to be moved before we can paint.At seventy-nine, Mr. Walker is extraordinarily active.We made it to the top of the mountain—the view was spectacular!My brothers-in-law are the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet.It is said that possession is nine-tenths of the law.**Notice that hyphens are shorter than dashes!**
16 Hyphens vs. Dashes Compound words Separate a list from the sentence ex-wifeself-controlRemove everything— pen, paper, book— off your desk.Compound numberstwenty-nineSpecial emphasis (but use sparingly)Compound adjectiveswell-likedI thought I was ready for the quiz— until quiz day.world-renownedHyphen= -Dash= —
17 Warm Up: Tuesday, March 4 Use your punctuation handout to place hyphens or dashes in the following sentences.One hundred fifty five people filed into the courthouse to view the arraignments.Denny was asked to reglue the eyes onto his puppet's face, as they had fallen off.Mary said her ex sister in law would always be a part of the family.Jayne loves playing with her daddy's old jack in the box that her grandma brought.Some old movie theme songs M*A*S*H, The Pink Panther, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and The Wizard of Oz are classics that will live on for all time.
18 Check your answersOne hundred fifty-five people filed into the courthouse to view the arraignments.Denny was asked to re-glue the eyes onto his puppet's face because they had fallen off.Mary said her ex-sister-in-law would always be a part of the family.Jayne loves playing with her daddy's old jack- in-the-box that her grandma brought him.Some old movie theme songs—M*A*S*H, The Pink Panther, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and The Wizard of Oz—are classics that will live on for all time.
19 Warm Up: Block Day Use your punctuation handout to place apostrophes in the following sentences. The mans rake wasnt left in the leaf pile.My mothers tablecloth was stained with grease.You shouldnt pull your sisters hair.The secretarys phone rang off the hook all morning.Maries umbrella was blown inside out.
20 Uses of apostrophes Inner quotes To show possession “Mom said, ‘You better clean your rooms tonight or no dessert,’” Macey told her brother.To show possessionJenny’s bookThe chair’s legs.To make contractions that combine words and leave out lettersI am= I’mThey are= they’reYou are= you’reIrregular wordsIts= possession; it’s= it isTheirs, ours, yours= no apostrophe
21 Check your answers The man’s rake wasn’t left in the leaf pile. *possession *contractionMy mother’s tablecloth was stained with grease. *possessionYou shouldn’t pull your sister’s hair.*contraction *possessionThe secretary’s phone rang off the hook all morning. *possessionMarie’s umbrella was blown inside out.*possession
22 Warm Up: Friday, March 7 Use your punctuation handout to place all punctuation where it is needed. The snowstorms forecast didnt keep us out of schoolKyles pep talks are always the best arent theyWhos the partys candidate for vice president this yearThe fox had its right foreleg caught securely in the traps jawsJames exclaimed Wow Those are terrific picturesMy little sister would like to go to the movies with us whined May
23 Check your answersThe snowstorm’s forecast didn’t keep us out of school.Kyle’s pep talks are always the best aren’t they?Who’s the party’s candidate for vice-president this yearThe fox had its right foreleg caught securely in the trap’s jawsits= it is; is this needed here?James exclaimed, “Wow! Those are terrific pictures.”“My little sister would like to go to the movies with us,” whined May.