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Conventions ppt

  1. 1. 6 + 1 Writing Traits Trait #6 – Conventions Justin Rague Adam Sturm MED 6316 – Language Arts Instruction In Elementary Schools Dr. Saunders 2/3/14
  2. 2. Conventions  The sixth trait  Stages of a home: Ideas Organization Sentence Fluency Voice Conventions Word Choice
  3. 3. Conventions' Five Elements  Spelling  Punctuation  Capitalization  Grammar/Usage  Paragraphing
  4. 4. SPELLING I don’t know how to spell! I am a bad speller! You just tell me how to spell it! These excuses will not work. What should you do if you don’t know how to spell a word? Look it up in the dictionary Ask a friend Look at the resources around you
  5. 5. PUNCTUATION Know the different types of punctuation. period . comma , question mark ? exclamation point ! colon : hyphen – ellipse … parentheses ( )
  6. 6. CAPITALIZATION When do I use capital letters? Names of people – Christopher Columbus Words used as names – grandpa Titles used as names – President Bush Abbreviations – NFL Proper Nouns – New York City Historical Information – Civil War Organizations - Republican
  7. 7. CAPITALIZATION Geographic Names – Agusta, Maine Nationalities – Egyptian Languages – Spanish Titles – Freckle Juice First Words – The sky is blue. Days & Months – Monday, January Holidays – Easter Greetings – Dear Charlie, Closings – Your friend, Margo
  8. 8. GRAMMAR/USAGE Check all your sentences. One cool fall day Tom, Bill, and Bobby. One cool fall day Tom, Bill, and Bobby went to go fishing they caught only on fish all day.  Do you have sentence fragments or run-on sentences? Do your subjects & verbs agree? Bill walk to the fishing hole. Tom, Bill, and Bobby loves to go fishing.
  9. 9. PARAGRAPHING A paragraph is a group of sentences that concentrate on one topic. Indent each time you begin a new topic. Each paragraph should include a… sentence – tells what the paragraph is about Body – detail sentences that back up the main idea Closing sentence – sums up the big idea Topic
  10. 10. CONVENTIONS  Grade Level accomodations  End of writing process  Checklist Are my words spelled correctly Is my grammar and usage correct Do my subjects and verbs agree with one another Have I capitalized proper nouns and words at the beginning of sentences Does each sentence end with appropriate punctuation  Proofread and edited with care

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