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Parentheses, Dashes, Commas: Language Lessons for Nonrestrictive Elements

Parentheses, Dashes, Commas: Language Lessons for Nonrestrictive Elements
Parentheses, Dashes, Commas: Language Lessons for Nonrestrictive Elements
Parentheses, Dashes, Commas: Language Lessons for Nonrestrictive Elements
Parentheses, Dashes, Commas: Language Lessons for Nonrestrictive Elements
Parentheses, Dashes, Commas: Language Lessons for Nonrestrictive Elements
Parentheses, Dashes, Commas: Language Lessons for Nonrestrictive Elements
Parentheses, Dashes, Commas: Language Lessons for Nonrestrictive Elements
Parentheses, Dashes, Commas: Language Lessons for Nonrestrictive Elements
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Teach how to use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements. The lessons address the Common Core Language Standard 6.2a (Each lesson takes about 45 minutes and I teach them over the course of 3 days.)

The following explains the structure of the lessons. All the materials are provided for you to follow these procedures. *Answer keys are provided.

1. Discover the Craft

You will present three examples of the grammar or language rule/skill. Ask the students to read over the examples and tell you what they notice. Use the prompts/probes to guide students to the rule/skill.

2. Teaching Point

Write down the rule/skill together and have students copy it below the three examples on their Discover the Craft sheet. This sheet should be put into their notebook or kept as a collection in their folder as notes.

Teach students why, when or how you would use this rule.

3. Active Engagement

Students will then do a grammar hunt sheet for the skill/rule where they will practice the rule/skill. End the hunt with a share between partners and reveal the answers or examples to the class.

See the following links for other grade 6 grammar lessons following this format:

Language Lessons for Nonrestrictive Elements (commas, parentheses, dashes)

Simple Sentences Lesson/Activity Grade 6 CCSS Knowledge of Language

Compound Sentences Lesson/Activity Grade 6 CCSS Knowledge of Language

Complex Sentences Lesson/Activity Grade 6 CCSS Knowledge of Language

Pronoun Grammar Lesson/Activity for Grade 6 CCSS for Language

This product is also sold in a Language Lessons Bundle:
Language Lessons Grade 6 CCSS Bundle
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17 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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