appositives

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Thursday, October 30
 Index Card (ALL Classes)
 Library Books (ELA)
 Grab Both WS off back counter (ELA)
 Grab half sheet off back counter (5th)
 Turn HW (Theme WS 2) into 2/6 drawer
 Grab Composition Books
 Write in Agenda
 Start Grammar Bell Work for today
 What do these sentences have in common?
 1. Snow White, the innocent girl, loved apples.
 2. Cinderella, the unlucky lass, was mistreated by
her stepmother and stepsisters.
 3. Pegasus, the white winged horse, flew from
Athens to Sparta.
 4. Rumpelstiltskin, that mysterious and magical
being, spun straw into golden thread.
 5. Rapunzel, the long-haired lass, longed to be
released from her tower.
 6. The wolf, that ever-hungry creature prowling the
edge of the forest, preyed upon lazy pigs.
 What do these sentences have in common?
 1. Snow White, the innocent girl, loved apples.
 2. Cinderella, the unlucky lass, was mistreated by
her stepmother and stepsisters.
 3. Pegasus, the white winged horse, flew from
Athens to Sparta.
 4. Rumpelstiltskin, that mysterious and magical
being, spun straw into golden thread.
 5. Rapunzel, the long-haired lass, longed to be
released from her tower.
 6. The wolf, that ever-hungry creature prowling the
edge of the forest, preyed upon lazy pigs.
 They all contain APPOSITIVES.
Appositives
What do you think an appositive phrase is?
Tell what you think an appositive phrase is:
Appositives
An appositive phrase is a group of words (not a
complete sentence) that is often referring to the subject
of the sentence. An appositive phrase restates the
subject; it gives more precise information about the
noun (subject) it follows.
Examples:
Jack, the bold thief, absconded with the giant's bag of
gold.
Jack, the stealthy thief creeping through the doorway,
absconded with the giant's bag of gold.
Appositives
Examples:
Jack, the brazen thief near the beanstalk, absconded
with the giant's bag of gold.
Jack, the thief to admire, absconded with the giant's
bag of gold.
Jack, the thief who crept into the huge house while
holding his breath, absconded with the giant's bag of
gold.
Writing Activity I: Appositives
Add an appositive phrase to the following
sentences:
1. Achilles fought during the Trojan War.
Achilles, a powerful Greek warrior, fought during the
Trojan War.
Achilles, the stalwart warrior who often sulked when
he didn't get what he wanted, fought during the Trojan
War.
Writing Activity I: Appositives
Add an appositive phrase to the following
sentences:
2. Hector was Achilles' enemy.
Hector, the breaker of horses, was Achilles' enemy.
Writing Activity I: Appositives
Add an appositive phrase to the following
sentences:
3. Rapunzel languished in her tower.
4. Cinderella loved glass shoes.
5. Snow White loved applesauce.
6. Gretel dropped bread crumbs in the forest.
Writing Activity II: Appositives
Think of characters from stories you have read (or
movies you have seen). Examples: the giant, Jack,
Cinderella, La Llorona, Darth Vader, Alice, etc.
Choose one.
Think of three appositive phrases for the character that
renames and gives more information about the
character.
Writing Activity II: Appositives
Example: La Llorona
1. La Llorona, the weeping woman forever looking for
her children, locked herself away for eternity.
2. La Llorona, the sad specter who haunts the river's
edge, looks for children to take for her own.
3. La Llorona, the subject of a tragic story, leads a
depressing existence.
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