Grammar Warm Ups - Humble Independent School District

Grammar Warm Ups - Humble Independent School District

GRAMMAR WARM UPS February 24-28 WARM UP: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 PLACE QUOTATION MARKS WHERE YOU THINK THEY SHOULD BE! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 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. CHECK YOUR ANSWERS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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. USES OF THE QUOTATION MARKS Your warm ups are examples of each of these! 1. Direct quotations 2. Using irony or sarcasm 3. Showing an unusual usage of a word/phrase

4. Referring to the word/letter/number itself. 5. Nicknames or false titles 6. Short stories, articles, poems, painting titles Movies, Epic poems, and novels are WARM UP: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 PLACE QUOTATION MARKS IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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. CHECK YOUR ANSWERS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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!!** 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 doesnt 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, Dont drink so much water,

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. WARM UP: BLOCK DAY PUNCTUATE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Are we there yet she asked She said We really should get going now Whenever my mother claims to have an emergency, its 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 CHECK YOUR ANSWERS 1.

2. 3. 4. 5. Are we there yet, she asked. She said, We really should get going now. Whenever my mother claims to have an emergency, its 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!! WARM UP: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

PUNCTUATE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The word chandler refers to someone who makes candles Mommy can I have an apple the child begged The president yelled we must have peace Billy the kid was a famous western gunslinger Jim said you can leave now Aunt June said CHECK YOUR ANSWERS The word chandler refers to someone who

makes candles. 2. Mommy, can I have an apple? the child begged. *The child is addressing Mommy, so a comma is needed.* 3. The president yelled, We must have peace! 4. Billy The Kid was a famous western gunslinger. *The Kid is part of Billys name=proper noun* 5. Jim said, You can leave now, Aunt June said. **Notice that the beginning of a quote is capitalized!!** 1. GRAMMAR WARM UPS March 3-7 MARCH 3 USE YOUR PUNCTUATION HANDOUT TO PLACE HYPHENS OR DASHES IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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. CHECK YOUR ANSWERS Everythingthe dresser, bed, tables, and your

deskneeds to be moved before we can paint. 2. At seventy-nine, Mr. Walker is extraordinarily active. 3. We made it to the top of the mountainthe view was spectacular! 4. My brothers-in-law are the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet. 5. It is said that possession is nine-tenths of the law. **Notice that hyphens are shorter than dashes!** 1. HYPHENS VS. DASHES Compound words ex-wife self-control

Compound numbers Hyphen= Separate a list from the sentence twenty-nine Compound adjectives well-liked world-renowned Remove

everythingpen, paper, bookoff your desk. Special emphasis (but use sparingly) I thought I was MARCH 4 USE YOUR PUNCTUATION HANDOUT TO PLACE HYPHENS OR DASHES IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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. CHECK YOUR ANSWERS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. One 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 jackin-the-box that her grandma brought him. Some old movie theme songsM*A*S*H, The Pink Panther, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and The Wizard of Ozare classics that will live on for all time. WARM UP: BLOCK DAY USE YOUR PUNCTUATION HANDOUT TO PLACE APOSTROPHES IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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. USES OF APOSTROPHES Inner quotes Mom said, You better clean your rooms tonight or no dessert, Macey told her brother. To show possession Jennys

book The chairs legs. To make contractions that combine words and leave out letters I am= Im They are= theyre You are= youre Irregular words Its= possession; its= it is Theirs, ours, yours= no apostrophe CHECK YOUR ANSWERS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The mans rake wasnt left in the leaf pile. *possession *contraction My mothers tablecloth was stained with grease. *possession You shouldnt pull your sisters hair. *contraction *possession The secretarys phone rang off the hook all morning. *possession Maries umbrella was blown inside out. *possession

WARM UP: FRIDAY, MARCH 7 USE YOUR PUNCTUATION HANDOUT TO PLACE ALL PUNCTUATION WHERE IT IS NEEDED. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The snowstorms forecast didnt keep us out of school Kyles pep talks are always the best arent they Whos the partys candidate for vice president this year The fox had its right foreleg caught securely in the traps jaws James exclaimed Wow Those are terrific

pictures My little sister would like to go to the movies with us whined May CHECK YOUR ANSWERS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The snowstorms forecast didnt keep us out of school. Kyles pep talks are always the best arent they? Whos the partys candidate for vice-president this year The fox had its right foreleg caught securely in the traps jaws

its= 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.

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