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Hyphens and apostrophes lesson

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Katie B.

on 2 May 2013

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Transcript of Hyphens and apostrophes lesson

*Today you'll learn what they are and how to use them!

Don't forget to ask questions throughout the journey!!!!!!!! More Hyphens! We're Almost Done With Hyphens!

Another helpful thing to remember about hyphens are that they're used when you want to continue an unfinished word in a piece of writing.

Example: In art, I wasn't finished paint-
ing, so I had to work on it the next time I had that class. The second stop in our journey
is...apostrophes! BY: Ishika Agrawal,
Katie Buser,
Jessica Carrieri,
and Anu Chandrashekar Journey through
apostrophes and
hyphens The first step in our journey
is... hyphens!
http://oxforddictionaries.com/words/hyphen THAT IS ALL THERE IS TO APOSTROPHES AND HYPHENS! The Amazing Hyphen! Certain terms are always hyphenated.

-All words that begin with self are hyphenated.
Examples: self-conscious, self-aware, self-esteem, self-confidence

- All words that are fractions and compound numbers from 21-99 are also hyphenated.
Examples: three-tenths, eighty-nine, four-fifths, twenty-five

-They are used in compound words that have a combined meaning.
Examples: mother-in-law, brother-in-law Use a hyphen when two words are acting as a single adjective before the noun.
Examples: The young child walked down the one-way street.
-The elephant gobbled up chocolate-covered peanuts.
-J.K. Rowling, a well-known author, is very skilled.

Note: Never use a hyphen if the combined adjective is after a noun. Now that our last note on hyphens was presented, are there any questions on them? http://grammarbooks.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOtMa2JyfXk Apostrophes are most commonly used to show possession of a singular and/or plural noun.
Ex: Harold's knapsack, and Charlotte's drawing, or the teachers' lounge.
The word "teacher" has an s' because it is plural possessive. It is not one specific teacher's lounge.
Do not use an apostrophe to make nouns plural.
Ex: armies not army's Sadly, our journey has come to an end, but... Thanks for watching our prensentation!!!
By: Ishika Ag Thanks for watching our presentation!!! :) The Marvelous Apostrophe! Crazy Contractions! Apostrophes also are used to connect two words therefore creating contractions. As you know, a contraction is two words that are made into one word. Correct Way- It's polite to use good manners at the dinner table.
Incorrect way- When Martha was flying her kite, it's frame broke.
Examples of contractions: doesn't, shouldn't, and won't. (Notice the highlighted apostrophes represent the missing letter in the word.) Letters & Numbers! Apostrophes are also used in letters! They make that letter plural.

Example: Ginny had seven A's on her report card.
(Without the apostrophe there your sentence wouldn't make sense!)

Apostrophes can also be used in numbers.

Example: The teacher had given me five 4's on the scoring rubric. *Today you'll learn what they are and how to use them!
Don't forget to ask questions throughout your tour!!!!!!!! We are now done with apostrophes! Now it's time for a video and a game!!! Arg! There's a
grammar lesson
afoot! http://www.firstschoolyears.com/literacy/word/punctuation/apostrophes/interactive/possapos.swf Sources Good luck on the following quiz! Now it's time for Who Wants To Be a Millionaire! Now is the Time to ask questions!!!!!
Are there any??????? Anybody want to try listing the uses of a hyphen? These are the ways.
-Words with self
-Combined adjectives
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