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August 18, 2014
How important is punctuation? Why? Are there instances where incorrect punctuation could cause confusion?
How would you punctuate this? Woman without her man is nothing.
Woman, without her man, is nothing. Woman: without her, man is nothing.
On the next slide, there is a passage with no punctuation. Add punctuation as necessary. You don’t have to rewrite the entire paragraph, just write what comes before and after the necessary punctuation (and, of course, include the punctuation).
To escape the German concentration camps the Jewish family of Otto Frank went into hiding in 1942 During the familys two years in hiding thirteen year old Anne Frank kept a diary She wrote her last diary entry on August 1 1944 Three days later police raided the familys hiding place Anne and her sister were shipped to concentration camps Anne died there nine months later Since that time Annes diary has been published in thirty languages
To escape the German concentration camps the Jewish family of Otto Frank went into hiding in 1942. During the family’s two years in hiding, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank kept a diary. She wrote her last diary entry on August 1, 1944. Three days later, police raided the family’s hiding place. Anne and her sister were shipped to concentration camps. Anne died there nine months later. Since that time Anne’s diary has been published in thirty languages.
1880-1968 Lost eyesight and hearing at 19 months old due to an illness; learned to speak Author, political activist, lecturer Anne Sullivan – her teacher The Miracle Worker – a play/film about Sullivan teaching Keller to communicate “The Most Important Day” – an excerpt by Keller about the day she met Sullivan
Follow along as I read aloud this excerpt from Keller’s book. As I read, make annotations as needed for Things you don’t understand Reactions Words you don’t know the meaning of
Write two paragraphs about the most important day in your life. Use correct punctuation. Use at least one Unit 1 vocabulary word (circle or underline it). If time permits, share a few of these. Turn in before leaving.
Complete the punctuation handout before tomorrow.
Make a two-column chart. In one column, list the punctuation you understand. In the other column, list the punctuation that confuses you. If possible, tell why you are confused.