CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.2b Use an ellipsis to indicate an omission.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.2a Use punctuation (comma, ellipsis, dash) to indicate a pause or break
This products offers a two-page readers' theater script and a twenty slide Prezi. The script has two student roles and comes in a Microsoft Word document so you can make changes to meet your students' needs. In it, Captain Grammar swoops in to help a young writer understand how to use an ellipsis to omit quoted material. He also briefly goes over the ellipsis in informal writing. The Captain Grammar skits are a fun way to cover grammar concepts that are often either boring or intimidating to our students.
The Prezi begins by explaining the two uses of the ellipsis. Then it focuses on each use with examples. It provides the Charles Dickens quote from the readers' theater script and shows how it can be shortened with an ellipsis. For guided practice, students are given three quotes to shorten. Examples are given for each quote. The Prezi goes on to show how the ellipsis can be used in informal writing and gives three examples where the writer uses it to express uncertainty or trail off.
The preview file gives a snippet of the readers' theater script and you can follow a link to see a preview of the Prezi.
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