2 State StandardsSPI Identify the correct use of nouns (i.e., common/proper, singular/plural, possessives) and pronouns (i.e., agreement, subject, object) within context.SPI Choose the correct use of quotation marks, commas (i.e., in direct quotations, with explanatory material within the quote, proper use with end marks) and colons (i.e., in business letters, preceding a list of items).
3 I Can Statements I can identify appositives in a sentence. I can use appositives correctly.I can correctly use commas to set off appositives in a sentence.
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5 Appositives John, my best friend, had a video about the Titanic. An appositive is a word or group of words that identifies or tells more about the noun it follows.Example:John, my best friend, had a video about the Titanic.My best friend - tells more about John.
6 Appositives in writing Good Writers use appositives to combine two choppy sentences into one longer sentence.
7 Appositives and Commas Commas are used to set off most appositives from the rest of the sentence.Commas are used to set off appositives that are not essential to the meaning of the sentence.These non essential clauses are called nonrestrictive modifiers.Examples:Mr. Frank, a meteorologist, told us about different clouds.2. I read a book about blizzards, fierce snowstorms.
8 practiceWrite the appositive and the noun it identifies.Meteorologists, scientists who study weather, have great jobs.2. We learned about tornadoes, spinning funnel clouds.3. Adam, my best friend, said that our report was well written.
9 Answers Noun Appositive 2. Tornadoes spinning funnel clouds Meteorologists scientists who study weather2. Tornadoes spinning funnel clouds3. Adam my best friend
10 Practice 1: The car a 1989 Toyota was badly damaged. 2: On Venus the closest planet to the earth there is no water.3: Atari a toy and game manufacturer came out with Pong the first video game in4: One of Mexico's most famous singers Luis Miguel lives in Acapulco.5: Luis Miguel one of Mexico's most famous singers lives in Acapulco.
11 Answers1. The car, a 1989 Toyota, was badly damaged On Venus, the closest planet to the earth, there is no water.3. Atari, a toy and game manufacturer, came out with Pong, the first video game, in 1972.4. One of Mexico's most famous singers, Luis Miguel, lives in Acapulco.5. Luis Miguel, one of Mexico's most famous singers, lives in Acapulco.6. Teotihuacan, the site of the largest pyramid in the world, is a famous tourist attraction.