**Use your study guides from the novel unit. Grammar Be able to identify the correct or incorrect usage of the following:
Make a card with “Capitalization Rules,” “Periods,” “Commas,” etc. on the front of the card and the rule on the back of the card. INCLUDE a sentence using the rule! Capitalization (6)
The following should always be capitalized:
The first word in a sentence, the first word in every line of a traditional poem, the first word of the greeting in a letter, the first word of the greeting in a letter, the first word and all important words in a title, family words when used with names or in place of names, and proper nouns.
Punctuation Periods (1) – Use with abbreviations and initials and at the end of sentences.
Commas (1)– Use with items in a series, between adjectives, after introductory elements, with interrupters, to set off nonessential material, with quotations, in compound sentences, in dates, place names, and letters, with names and numbers, and to avoid confusion.
Use to separate items in a series if any of the items contain commas.
Use between independent clauses joined by a conjunction if either clause contains commas.
Use a semicolon before a conjunctive adverb or a parenthetical expression that joins the clauses of a compound sentence.
Use a colon to introduce a list of items.
Use between two independent clauses when the second clause explains the first.
Use a colon to introduce a formal or long quotation.
Use a colon after the salutation in a formal business letter, after labels that signal important ideas, between the hour and minute figures of clock time, and between chapter and verse.
Quotation Marks (5)
Use with direct quotations.
Do not use with indirect quotations.
Use with dialogue.
Use single quotation marks within a quotation to enclose a quotation within a quotation.
Use with titles of chapters, articles, short stories, TV episodes, essays, poems, and songs.
Italicize titles of books, movies, magazines, newspapers, TV series, plays, works of art, epic poems, and long musical compositions.
Literary Terms (47): Use the handout from the beginning of the school year. Make a card with the literary term on the front of the card and the definition on the back of the card.