The dashes unit contains . . .
--Reasons for Dashes. Distribute this sixth-sheet to students at the beginning of the unit.
--Dashes Classwork. Complete these three pages along with the students. Answers are included--either as a standard printout or as a file to be used along with a video projector.
--Dashes Practice 1 and 2. These students can practice on their own. Answers are included.
--The Dashes Test. A matching test. Answers are included.
--The dash rules covered: A Complete Sentence within a Complete Sentence, As a Colon, As a Reverse-Directional Colon, As a Strong Comma--In a Compound Sentence, As a Strong Comma--Used in Pairs, Contrast or "Not," Halting or Altering Spoken Words, Linking Two Complete Sentences, Repeated Words, Strong Comma--Dramatic Pause, Strong Comma(s)--With Appositives, Used in Pairs--Mandatory Dashes