This assignment requires students to practice composing sentences with nonrestrictive elements. A rule for how to compose sentences with dashes, interrupters, and parentheses is provided along with examples. Teachers should review each rule and example with students and may use the provided exemplar to guide students in how they are to respond to the task. Students are expected to compose two sentences for each. The teacher should explain to students that nonrestrictive elements offer information the reader does not need to know but the author has chosen to include. In regards to emphasis, interrupters emphasize the information the least, parentheses are in the middle, and dashes emphasize the most.