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  1. 3. <ul><li>An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word. </li></ul><ul><li>An abbreviation usually begins with a capital letter and ends with a period . </li></ul>
  2. 4. <ul><li>Use abbreviations only in special kinds of writing such as addresses and lists. </li></ul>
  3. 5. CA California TX Texas States Ave. Avenue St. Street Apt. Apartment P.O. Post Office Addresses Feb. February Aug. August Months Tues. Tuesday Wed. Wednesday Days Co. Company Ltd. Limited Corp. Corporation Inc. Incorporated Businesses Mr. Mister Dr. Doctor Mrs. married woman Jr. Junior Ms. any woman Sr. Senior Titles—for people Common Abbreviations
  4. 6. <ul><li>Initials are a special kind of abbreviation. </li></ul><ul><li>An initial most often stands for a person’s first or middle name . </li></ul><ul><li>Some names have two initials . </li></ul>
  5. 7. Joanne Rowling better know as J.K. Rowling
  6. 8. <ul><li>Look at the To-Do list Miss Hunter has made for herself. </li></ul><ul><li>It has ten abbreviation errors . </li></ul><ul><li>Write the list correctly. </li></ul>
  7. 9. Look at your addresses. These addresses have no abbreviations. Rewrite each abbreviation on its own “envelope” and this time, use abbreviations. Be sure to use a return address, too.
  8. 10. <ul><li>As a challenge, complete workbook page 99 on your own. </li></ul><ul><li>Due Wednesday , if you don’t finish today. </li></ul>