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1 Common Writing Problems: Punctuation Grade 8 Common Core Writing Companion © Perfection Learning ® Reproduction permitted for classroom use only. 1 Activity 1.1 Using Correct Punctuation (p. 82) Directions: The following sentences are lacking punctuation. Rewrite the sentences using the correct punctuation. 1. Jenna my favorite cousin took the pizza out of the oven and said Who wants a slice? 2. Miss Munson said Your quiz grades show me one thing we need to review the chapter.

2 Common Writing Problems: Punctuation Grade 8 Common Core Writing Companion © Perfection Learning ® Reproduction permitted for classroom use only. 2 Activity 1.1 Using Correct Punctuation (p. 82) Directions: The following sentences are lacking punctuation. Rewrite the sentences using the correct punctuation. 1. Jenna my favorite cousin took the pizza out of the oven and said Who wants a slice? Jenna, my favorite cousin, took the pizza out of the oven and said, “Who wants a slice?” 2. Miss Munson said Your quiz grades show me one thing we need to review the chapter. Miss Munson said, “Your quiz grades show me one thing: we need to review the chapter.”

3 Common Writing Problems: Punctuation Grade 8 Common Core Writing Companion © Perfection Learning ® Reproduction permitted for classroom use only. 3 Activity 1.1 Using Correct Punctuation (p. 82) 3. Looks like I’ll be working until 1100 this assignment is due tomorrow 4. Robert Frost’s poem Nothing Gold Can Stay is in the book The Outsiders.

4 Common Writing Problems: Punctuation Grade 8 Common Core Writing Companion © Perfection Learning ® Reproduction permitted for classroom use only. 4 Activity 1.1 Using Correct Punctuation (p. 82) 3. Looks like I’ll be working until 1100 this assignment is due tomorrow Looks like I’ll be working until 11:00; this assignment is due tomorrow. 4. Robert Frost’s poem Nothing Gold Can Stay is in the book The Outsiders. Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” is in the book The Outsiders.

5 Common Writing Problems: Punctuation Grade 8 Common Core Writing Companion © Perfection Learning ® Reproduction permitted for classroom use only. 5 Activity 1.1 Using Correct Punctuation (p. 82) 5. Spanish speaking immigrants and even those who speak a little English can gain self confidence from that night class. 6. Derek washed the car and then waxed it but he forgot to vacuum the inside.

6 Common Writing Problems: Punctuation Grade 8 Common Core Writing Companion © Perfection Learning ® Reproduction permitted for classroom use only. 6 Activity 1.1 Using Correct Punctuation (p. 82) 5. Spanish speaking immigrants and even those who speak a little English can gain self confidence from that night class. Spanish-speaking immigrants—and even those who speak a little English—can gain self-confidence from that night class. 6. Derek washed the car and then waxed it but he forgot to vacuum the inside. Derek washed the car and then waxed it, but he forgot to vacuum the inside.

7 Common Writing Problems: Punctuation Grade 8 Common Core Writing Companion © Perfection Learning ® Reproduction permitted for classroom use only. 7 Activity 1.1 Using Correct Punctuation (p. 82) 7. My grandma always used to say A stitch in time saves nine Gina said. 8. I’ve asked you several times four to be exact to turn down that music Mrs. Blevins said.

8 Common Writing Problems: Punctuation Grade 8 Common Core Writing Companion © Perfection Learning ® Reproduction permitted for classroom use only. 8 Activity 1.1 Using Correct Punctuation (p. 82) 7. My grandma always used to say A stitch in time saves nine Gina said. “My grandma always used to say, ‘A stitch in time saves nine,’” Gina said. 8. I’ve asked you several times four to be exact to turn down that music Mrs. Blevins said. “I’ve asked you several times—four to be exact—to turn down that music,” Mrs. Blevins said.


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