With this purchase, you have about five days of warm-up/bell ringer exercises. You have at your fingertips a student-reference sheet introducing appositives, practice exercises with twenty-five items for identifying appositives, and a practice exercise with twenty items for joining sentences together using appositives—all with answer keys. Young writers will benefit from this mini-unit. It will help them with comma placement and joining sentences together so that they can create more fluent compositions. If you are tired of reading choppy, disconnected writing, these min-lessons will solve the problem. Here is the before and after:
Before: A cockroach scuttled across the floor. A cockroach is a large hairy-legged insect that most city dwellers abhor.
After: A cockroach, a large hairy-legged insect that most city dwellers abhor, scuttled across the floor.
Note: Students need to recognize appositives when they read as they give the reader explanatory information. By asking the students to write with appositives, we reinforce their reading skills in the process.
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Carolann Reznick~Literacy Rigor
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