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  1. Welcome to Writing … Get out… • index card • Writer’s Guide • homework • white board • glove

  2. Admit Question How is a semicolon like a wedding ring?

  3. Check your answers… • P- ,of course, • A- ,the tallest girl, • D- ,Brandon, • A- ,Andrew… musical, • D- ,my…Watson, • A- ,the…south, 7. D- Fido, 8. P- ,in my opinion, 9. D- Barry, 10. D- ,Ann, • A- ,a…ideals, • A- , the … teacher,

  4. Check your answers… • The contestants came from Dubuque, Iowa; Memphis, Tennessee; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • I got all dressed up for the party; however, my best friend wore jeans.

  5. Check your answers… 3. Our school is overcrowded and consequently, a new wing will be added. (NO SEMICOLON) 4. My father is an accountant; my mother is a lawyer.

  6. Check your answers… 5. German is a difficult language to master; however, if you plan to be a scientist, you may want to study this language. 6. The roof was leaking, and the walls were sagging; therefore, the Smiths hired a contractor to repair the house.

  7. Check your answers… 7. I’ve seen photos of Paris, France; London, England; and Rome, Italy. 8. This case bears investigation; I’ll put someone on it.

  8. Check your answers… • Anne is going to Japan this summer; therefore, she is studying Japanese now. • On our vacation, we drove through San Francisco, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Jackson, Wyoming.

  9. Check your answers… 11. The clock on the stairs keeps perfect time; its precision is remarkable. 12. Juan is an excellent math student; however, he is planning to be a writer.

  10. Check your answers… 13. Apples are usually sold by the pound; oranges are sold by the dozen. • Separate the strands of yarn; then, tie every other one. • She came late to class; it was hard for her to catch up.

  11. Rule #1 sentence pattern. • Complete sentence; complete sentence. • ___________________________________; • ___________________________________.

  12. Rule #2 sentence pattern. • Complete sentence; transition word, complete sentence. • ___________________________________; • furthermore, • ___________________________________.

  13. Rule #2 sentence pattern. • Complete sentence; transition word, complete sentence. • ___________________________________; • therefore, • ___________________________________.

  14. Rule #2 sentence pattern. • Complete sentence; transition word, complete sentence. • ___________________________________; • however, • ___________________________________.

  15. Rule #2 sentence pattern. • Complete sentence; transition word, complete sentence. • ___________________________________; • ______________, • ___________________________________.

  16. Colon: Writer’s guide pg. 27 • Use a Colon for the following situations: letter, time, list, or quotation.

  17. Where to put the colon… • I have been to four continents Africa, North America, South America, and Asia.

  18. Where to put the colon… • I have been to four continents: Africa, North America, South America, and Asia.

  19. Where to put the colon… • To Whom It May Concern

  20. Where to put the colon… • To Whom It May Concern:

  21. Where to put the colon… • Jill had to answer the question “When did Columbus arrive in North America?”.

  22. Where to put the colon… • Jill had to answer the question: “When did Columbus arrive in North America?”.

  23. Where to put the colon… • Don’t forget the number one class rule raise your hand.

  24. Where to put the colon… • Don’t forget the number one class rule: raise your hand.

  25. Where to put the colon… • I think I’ll go to the 700 pm movie.

  26. Where to put the colon… • I think I’ll go to the 7:00 pm movie.

  27. Where to put the colon… For the recipe, you will need these ingredients salt, pepper, rosemary, and basil.

  28. Where to put the colon… For the recipe, you will need these ingredients: salt, pepper, rosemary, and basil.

  29. NO colon needed: Why??? The ingredients needed for this recipe are salt, pepper, rosemary, and basil.

  30. Copy this Down!!! NEVER use a colon directly after a verb!

  31. Add to yesterday’s timed writing… • Continue writing. • Try to use a semicolon! • Try to start with a subordinating conjunction! • Try to start with a participial phrase! • Try to use an adjective clause or appositive! • Edit for punctuation.

  32. Exit Question… • On a scale from 1-3, how confident are you with commas, semicolons, and colons? Rate them separately. • 3= very confident • 2= okay • 1= HELP!