This lesson is designed to help students build knowledge about when to use hyphens. The lesson can be taught in one of three ways. One way is for you or a substitute to teach this lesson in one to two class periods. A second way is for you to divide the days that have two pages and teach each page as a bell ringer on a separate day so the lesson will last for eight or nine days. The third way is the way I planned the lesson to be taught which is as mini-lessons every day for a week. This allows students to absorb the concept and use it in several ways over a longer time period. In this way, the knowledge should stay with them.
I intended these activities to be used first thing in class every day as a bell-ringer activity. They are straight-forward and simple so that students can absorb the basic concepts easily.
This lesson contains:
• All teacher instructions
• A handout and worksheet on using hyphens with fractions and numbers and a prefix followed by proper nouns or proper adjectives with KEY
• A handout and worksheet on using hyphens with certain prefixes and suffixes and in certain compound words with KEY
• A handout and worksheet on using hyphens to connect a compound modifier that comes before a noun, not using a hyphen in a compound modifier in which the first word ends in “-ly”, and how to use a hyphen to separate words at the end of a line with KEY
• A practice worksheet on using hyphens in all ways with KEY
• An objective quiz over hyphens with KEY
Have fun with this direct approach to teaching this hyphens!
This lesson is also in a Bundle. Find it in my store under Trimester One.