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  1. Colons & Quotation Marks WC1.3 (5th Grade) Use a colon to separate hours and minutes and to introduce a list, use quotation marks around the exact words of a speaker and titles of poems, songs, short stories, and so forth. (3 questions on CST) www.elatestprep.com

  2. Colons separate hours and minutes • 3:15 • 9:45 • 2:30 • 5:00 • 7:28 www.elatestprep.com

  3. Use a colon to introduce a list • Some orchids grow only in the following countries: Costa Rica, Brazil, and Peru. • The colon is placed just before the list. www.elatestprep.com

  4. Test Prep. Read this sentence. Mrs. Smith made dinner at 515. What is the correct way to write the underlined part of the sentence? A 5-15 B 5/15 C 5:15 D Leave as is. www.elatestprep.com

  5. Test Prep. Sammy fears these insects spiders, wasps, and bees. What is the correct way to write this sentence? A Sammy fears these insects: spiders, wasps, and bees. B Sammy fears these: insects spiders, wasps, and bees. C Sammy fears these insects-spiders, wasps, and bees. D Leave as is. www.elatestprep.com

  6. Quotation marks enclose a person’s exact words • Joseph said, “Acorns come from oak trees.” • Use a comma, question mark, or exclamation point to separate the quote from the introductory words. • Capitalize the first word of a quote. • Ending punctuation is placed inside quotation marks. Acorns come from oak trees. www.elatestprep.com

  7. Quotation marks enclose a person’s exact words • Joseph asked, “Why do golf balls have dimples?” • “Why do golf balls have dimples?” asked Joseph. • “Why,” asked Joseph, “do golf balls have dimples?” Why do golf balls have dimples? www.elatestprep.com

  8. Quotation marks enclose a person’s exact words • Joseph yelled, “Wow! I got a 100% on the test.” • “Wow! I got a 100% on the test,” yelled Joseph. • “Wow!” yelled Joseph, “I got a 100% on the test.” Wow! I got a 100% on the test. www.elatestprep.com

  9. Quotation marks surround titles of short written or artistic works • Poems • Cindy’s favorite poem is “Sunset” by Greg Kinnard. • Songs • “America the Beautiful” was sung at the game today. • Short Stories • Our class read the short story titled “The Most Dangerous Game.” • Chapters in a book • Articles in a magazine or newspaper www.elatestprep.com

  10. Test Prep. Last night I wrote a funny poem titled Mike’s Miraculous Mucous. What is the correct way to write the underlined part of the sentence? A Mike’s Miraculous Mucous B “Mike’s Miraculous Mucous” C “Mike’s Miraculous Mucous” D Leave as is. www.elatestprep.com

  11. Test Prep. I was sick all weekend said Joanne. Which is the correct way to punctuate the above sentence? A “I was sick all weekend said Joanne.” B “I was sick all weekend” said Joanne. C “I was sick all weekend”, said Joanne. D “I was sick all weekend,” said Joanne. www.elatestprep.com