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Commas

Emily Hutchinson Saddleback Educational Publishing PDF

Basic Skills Practice

Commas

Writers use punctuation (commas, periods, question marks, etc.) to clarify the meaning of their sentences. A comma (,), for example, indicates a pause that is shorter than the pause at the end of a sentence.

The comma is versatile; no other punctuation mark has so many uses.

But by the same token, the majority of punctuation errors involve the comma.

Commas are properly used to:

• set off introductory words, phrases, and clauses.

First, we must save some money.

By working very hard, we finished the job.

If what we hear is true, the concert will

  be canceled.

• separate words, phrases, and clauses in a series.

Did you buy apples, bananas, and oranges?

She raced into the house, ran upstairs, and

  took a fast shower.

I came, I saw, I conquered.

• separate the individual items in dates and addresses.

Lou graduated on June 10, 2002.

The Lorcas live at 21 Park Street,

  Mountain View, California.

A. Add necessary commas to the following sentences.

1. To be certain of being heard Hal shouted out the answer.

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Word Problems: Fractions: COOP-HSPT Arithmetic

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9780253022790

Home-Made Fairy-Tale, A

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

BUD, come here to your Uncle a spell,

And I’ll tell you something you mustn’t tell—

For it’s a secret and shore-nuff true,

And maybe I oughtn’t to tell it to you!—

But out in the garden, under the shade

Of the apple-trees, where we romped and played

Till the moon was up, and you thought I’d gone

Fast asleep.—That was all put on!

For I was a-watchin’ something queer

Goin’ on there in the grass, my dear!

’Way down deep in it, there I see

A little dude-Fairy who winked at me,

And snapped his fingers, and laughed as low

And fine as the whine of a mus-kee-to!

I kept still—watchin’ him closer—and

I noticed a little guitar in his hand,

Which he leant ’ginst a little dead bee—and laid

His cigarette down on a clean grass-blade;

And then climbed up on the shell of a snail—

Carefully dusting his swallowtail—

And pulling up, by a waxed web-thread,

This little guitar, you remember, I said!

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"U" Words: SSAT-ISEE Essential Vocabulary

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9780253022790

Who Santy-Claus Wuz

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

JES’ a little bit o’ feller—I remember still—

Ust to almost cry fer Christmas, like a youngster will.

Fourth o’ July’s nothin’ to it!—New Year’s ain’t a smell!

Easter-Sunday—Circus-day—jes’ all dead in the shell!

Lawzy, though! at night, you know, to set around an’ hear

The old folks work the story off about the sledge an’ deer,

An’ “Santy” skootin’ round the roof, all wrapt in fur an’ fuzz—

Long afore

I knowed who

“Santy-Claus” wuz!

Ust to wait, an’ set up late, a week er two ahead;

Couldn’t hardly keep awake, ner wouldn’t go to bed;

Kittle stewin’ on the fire, an’ Mother settin’ here

Darnin’ socks, an’ rockin’ in the skreeky rockin’-cheer;

Pap gap’, an’ wonder where it wuz the money went,

An’ quar’l with his frosted heels, an’ spill his liniment;

An’ me a-dreamin’ sleigh-bells when the clock ’ud whir an’ buzz,

Long afore

I knowed who

“Santy-Claus” wuz!

Size the fire-place up an’ figger how “Ole Santy” could

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Medium 9781607059974

Patchy Sewn Mirror

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

take your time and ask for help

Patchy Sewn Mirror

Finished Size: 9˝ × 10˝

What Do I Need?

Various sizes of fabric scraps

⅓ yard of Peltex One-sided Fusible 71F interfacing (very stiff)

5˝ × 5˝ mirror plate or thrifted small mirror (You can find mirror plates in the candle section of arts and crafts stores.)

9˝ × 10˝ piece of felt

Approximately 15˝ of thick twine for hanging

Bright fun-colored thread

Hot glue gun

Cardstock or cardboard

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using a hot glue gun

• Using an iron

• Making and using templates

• Sewing around a corner

Prepare the pieces

1.Cut 2 pieces of fusible interfacing each to measure 9˝ × 10˝.

2.Cut a few strips of fabric in different widths between 1˝ and 2½˝ and several inches long. You won’t need to worry about exact widths or lengths at this point. We will be following the idea of a Log Cabin quilting block for this. We will be working from a central piece and then adding strips to build outward.

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Family Tree Wallhanging

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Family Tree Wallhanging

Finished Size: Approximately 24½˝ × 28˝

What Do I Need?

¾ yard of 45˝-wide cotton canvas fabric for the background

½ yard of quilt fabric for the tree foliage

¼ yard of quilt fabric for the tree trunk

A scrap of bright-colored fabric for the bird’s body

Scraps of felt for the bird’s eye and beak

Felt to back the photos

1½ yards of paper-backed fusible web

Fabric glue

Home inkjet printer

Inkjet printer fabric sheets (These can be found in packages online or at craft stores.)

Wooden dowel for hanging

Approximately 45˝ of colored twine for hanging

Sewing thread

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Hand sewing

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Medium 9781576336984

Square Roots and Powers: SSAT-ISEE Arithmetic

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9781616514235

Exploring Geometry

Michael Buckley Saddleback Educational Publishing PDF

Name

Date

Points, Segments, Rays, Lines, and Planes

In geometry, figures are created using points, lines, line segments, rays, and planes. Each item has a unique and specific definition, each a certain way to express it using symbols, and each a certain way the symbols are translated into words.

Z

The figure to the right contains points, segments, lines and planes. Use the figure to complete the chart below.

Type of Figure

Symbol

Point

Point A

X

A

Words

Line

B

Drawing

Line AB

A

AB

B

A

Ray

B

Ray AB

ٕZ

Plane Z

Each figure also has a specific definition. Identify each type of figure. Complete each definition using the chart and figures above.

Rules for Naming Basic Figures

Point: A point has

size; it is shown by a

and named by a capital

.

Line: A line extends

on both sides with

thickness

ends.

or width; a line is shown with an arrow at

Segment: A part of a line with two points called

; a segment

arrow at either end.

shows the two points with

Ray: A ray is a part of a line that extends indefinitely in

direction; a ray has

.

one

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Percents: SSAT-ISEE Arithmetic

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Medium 9781576336274

Simplify Fractions: COOP-HSPT Arithmetic

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9780253022790

South Wind and the Sun, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

O THE South Wind and the Sun

How each loved the other one—

Full of fancy—full of folly—

Full of jollity and fun!

How they romped and ran about,

Like two boys when school is out,

With glowing face, and lisping lip,

Low laugh, and lifted shout!

And the South Wind—he was dressed

With a ribbon round his breast

That floated, flapped and fluttered

In a riotous unrest,

And a drapery of mist

From the shoulder and the wrist

Flowing backward with the motion

Of the waving hand he kissed.

And the Sun had on a crown

Wrought of gilded thistledown,

And a scarf of velvet vapor,

And a raveled-rainbow gown;

And his tinsel-tangled hair,

Tossed and lost upon the air,

Was glossier and flossier

Than any anywhere.

And the South Wind’s eyes were two

Little dancing drops of dew,

As he puffed his cheeks, and pursed his lips,

And blew and blew and blew!

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Funny Little Fellow, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

’TWAS a Funny Little Fellow

Of the very purest type,

For he had a heart as mellow

As an apple over-ripe;

And the brightest little twinkle

When a funny thing occurred,

And the lightest little tinkle

Of a laugh you ever heard!

His smile was like the glitter

Of the sun in tropic lands,

And his talk a sweeter twitter

Than the swallow understands;

Hear him sing—and tell a story—

Snap a joke—ignite a pun,—

’Twas a capture—rapture—glory,

And explosion—all in one!

Though he hadn’t any money—

That condiment which tends

To make a fellow “honey”

For the palate of his friends;—

Sweet simples he compounded—

Sovereign antidotes for sin

Or taint,—a faith unbounded

That his friends were genuine.

He wasn’t honored, may be—

For his songs of praise were slim,—

Yet I never knew a baby

That wouldn’t crow for him;

I never knew a mother

But urged a kindly claim

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Medium 9781576336281

Ratio and Proportion: COOP-HSPT Algebra

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9781576336274

Percents: COOP-HSPT Arithmetic

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub

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