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  1. Bellwork 9-23-13 • What’s the purpose of a colon? Try to use it in a sentence.

  2. Objective& Purpose • Demonstrate understanding of the colon by adding colons to example sentences and by using colons in your own writing. • Using a colon in writing can help to improve sentence fluency and style of writing, thereby making writing more interesting to read.

  3. The Colon : “A pause is a distinction of a sentence, though perfect in itself, yet joined to another, being marked thus with two pricks (:).” (Ben Jonson, The English Grammar, 1640) -

  4. Colon: Rule #1 • Use a colon to signal the reader that a second complete sentence explains a closely related preceding sentence. • SEMICOLON=Gives additional information or contrary information to first clause. • COLON=Explains first clause. Makes first clause more clear. • EXAMPLE: The supervisor's remark was straight to the point: I won't tolerate workers who show up late.

  5. On your slates • Write the colon and the word that comes right BEFORE it. items:

  6. Colon Practice • Religion and politics can be sensitive subjects many people hold opinionated views and are easily offended by other peoples' remarks.

  7. Colon Practice • Religion and politics can be sensitive subjects: many people hold opinionated views and are easily offended by other peoples' remarks.

  8. Colon Practice • Sandy soaked up the sun during the day she gazed at the stars at night.

  9. Colon Practice • Sandy soaked up the sun during the day; she gazed at the stars at night.

  10. Colon Practice • Sandy soaked up the sun during the dayshe needs a nice glow to feel good about herself.

  11. Colon Practice • Sandy soaked up the sun during the day: she needs a nice glow to feel good about herself.

  12. Intermittent Closure • On a scrap sheet of paper: • Write one sentence that would use a semicolon. • Write one sentence that would use a colon.

  13. What’s Rule #2?! • The French bulldog has several appealing qualities: a squishy face, awkward bat ears, and a cute belly. • The baseball coach claimed that the team's success stemmed from four things: consistent hitting, solid pitching, good fielding, and excellent teamwork. • The Greasy Spoon restaurant had several house specialties: a hot turkey sandwich, a roast pork dinner, a walleye platter, and a barbecued chicken wing basket.

  14. Colon: Rule #2 • Use the colon after a complete sentence to introduce a list of items when introductory words such as namely, for example, or that is do not appear. • EXAMPLE: On the camping trip, you may be required to bring many items: ketchup, marshmallows, and toilet paper.

  15. Colon Practice • I want the following items butter, sugar, and flour.

  16. Colon Practice • I want the following items: butter, sugar, and flour.

  17. Colon Practice • I like to run, hike, and ski.

  18. Colon Practice • I like to run, hike, and ski. **NO COLON!! WHY?!

  19. What’s Rule #3?! • The local ballers had a nickname for the player that was so good at dribbling that he could break any defender’s ankles: Hot Sauce. • The preoccupied burglar didn't notice who was standing right behind him: a smiling police officer.

  20. Colon: Rule #3 • Use a colon to signal the reader that a name or description follows a complete sentence when you want to put a lot of emphasis on that item. • EXAMPLE: The student, who had just spit his gum out onto the ground, did not notice who was walking right in front of him: the lunch monitor. 




  21. Colon Practice • The perfect book is The Fountainhead.

  22. Colon Practice • The perfect book is The Fountainhead. **NO COLON!! WHY?!

  23. Colon Practice • I have finally found the perfect food pickles.

  24. Colon Practice • I have finally found the perfect food: pickles.

  25. Colon: Rule #4 • Use a colon to introduce a direct quotation after an independent clause. • EXAMPLE: Shakespeare said it best: “To thine own self be true.” ** “…, and he says,” IS NOT AN INDEPENDENT CLAUSE!




  26. Colon Practice • When Daryl finally appeared, he gave the definitive answer to the question of where the lost treasure had been found "Nowhere, it never existed."

  27. Colon Practice • When Daryl finally appeared, he gave the definitive answer to the question of where the lost treasure had been found: "Nowhere, it never existed.”

  28. Colon Practice • In his book, Language is Sermonic, rhetorician Richard Weaver described how language may influence us Sophistications of theory cannot obscure the truth that there are but three ways for language to affect us. It can move us toward what is good; it can move us toward what is evil; or it can, in hypothetical third place, fail to move us at all. (60)

  29. Colon Practice • In his book, Language is Sermonic, rhetorician Richard Weaver described how language may influence us: Sophistications of theory cannot obscure the truth that there are but three ways for language to affect us. It can move us toward what is good; it can move us toward what is evil; or it can, in hypothetical third place, fail to move us at all. (60)

  30. Colon: Rule #5 • To separate a title and a subtitle. • EXAMPLE: Richard Nixon: The Tarnished President. 




  31. Colon Practice • Hyperspace A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension

  32. Colon Practice • Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension

  33. Colon Practice • Mr. Mirano the coolest teacher ever.

  34. Colon Practice • Mr. Mirano: the coolest teacher ever.

  35. Mixed Practice—Write in the correct punctuation mark. • I like French Bulldogs I don’t like Pugs.

  36. Mixed Practice • I like French Bulldogs; I don’t like Pugs.

  37. Mixed Practice • Henry Ford inspired many when he said “whether you think you can or you think you can’t; you’re right.”

  38. Mixed Practice • Henry Ford inspired many when he said, “whether you think you can or you think you can’t; you’re right.”

  39. Mixed Practice • I like French Bulldogs they are the most adorable dogs on the planet.

  40. Mixed Practice • I like French Bulldogs: they are the most adorable dogs on the planet.

  41. Mixed Practice • Aristotle explained it eloquently to his students “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”

  42. Mixed Practice • Aristotle explained it eloquently to his students: “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”

  43. Mixed Practice • His three favorite possessions are his car, his bike, and his dog.

  44. Mixed Practice • His three favorite possessions are his car, his bike, and his dog. • NO COLON

  45. Mixed Practice • He had finally found the perfect place to vacation Hawaii.

  46. Mixed Practice • He had finally found the perfect place to vacation: Hawaii.

  47. Closure • Write one sentence for colon rules 2-5. • For Rule #5, give a title to today’s lesson.