What is an appositive? An appositive is a word or group of words that explain or define a noun. Appositives follow the nouns they explain.
When to Use Commas
Appositives can be either restrictive or nonrestrictive. I teach students to first locate the appositive by finding the phrase that describes the noun. Next, I ask students to read the sentence skipping the appositive. If the meaning of the sentence is clear without the appositive, then it is nonrestrictive [CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2.A]. Use commas to separate nonrestrictive elements from the rest of the sentence. Continue Reading
Are you looking for a fun way to cover the parts of speech? As part of the free Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Book Unit, grammar practice covering a number of Common Core State Standards is provided.
Turn pronoun practice into a game-like activity with these FREE task cards. This collection of cards are set up to work well with the game Scoot. Also, students do not have to read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to enjoy using these task cards.
In this FREE download, you will receive instructions for playing Scoot, the 28 task cards, an answer recording page, plus an answer key.Continue Reading
As the travelers crossed the river on the raft, the current was strong causing the raft to float downstream. The water became deep and their poles could not reach the bottom. Suddenly the Scarecrow gave a mighty push with his pole, and it stuck to the river bottom. Scarecrow was left dangling from the pole in the middle of the river as the raft continued to rush downstream. The Lion decided he must jump off the raft and pull it to shore. The group got off the raft and headed back upstream toward the Scarecrow. Stork came along and volunteered to carry the Scarecrow. Stork left the Scarecrow on the bank of the river. As the group continued back upstream looking for the yellow brick road, they came upon a field of poppies. The poisonous odor of the poppies caused Dorothy, Toto, and the Lion to fall asleep. The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman carried Dorothy and Toto out of the field to fresh air, but the Lion was too heavy to carry and had to be left behind. Continue Reading
The next day’s travels turn into quite an adventure for the group. First they come to a large ditch. After contemplating, Lion figures he can jump the length. One by one Lion carries each member of the party across the ditch. The travelers continue through the dark and gloomy forest coming to a second ditch much larger than the first. Scarecrow uses his “brain” to devise a plan for crossing. He asks the Tin Woodman to chop down a tree forming a bridge over the gap. As they began to cross, two Kalidahs, frightening beasts with the heads of tigers and bodies of bears, start to chase the group. The Tin Woodman, following the Scarecrow’s orders, chops the tree bridge down before the Kalidahs could reach them sending the Kalidahs tumbling into the ditch. Finally the travelers come to a river. Tin Woodman starts to build a raft, so the group can cross. This is a big job, so the Tin Woodman must work through the night while the others rest.Continue Reading