== Day 1 How to use Periods ==

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When should we use the Period?

Pre requisites:

  • Before you learn the uses of periods, you should revise the four kinds of sentences
  • Let's play this game. Click on the following link to start [1]

Activity 1 Using the period in the end of assertive and comparative sentences

Watch the following video to learn how to use periods at in the end of sentences. Click on the following links to watch the video [[2]]

Formative evaluation

  • Now, Describe your favourite game in three sentences and write the instructions for playing this game.
  • Remember: The sentences that describe the game are assertive " declarative" sentences and the instructions of the game are comparative or "command" sentences. After these types of sentences, you must use a period.

Activity 2: The rules for using the period to abbreviations

Check this out!

Ms. Rosa S. Wallace, who works with Dr. Lewis for NBC in N.Y.C., met with Professor C. F. Richards from the University of Cal. in L.A. yesterday on Fth Ave. at 10:30 A.M.

In the above example sentence there are many words which have been shortened to abbreviations in a number of ways. The following rules will tell you whether or not a period is needed with different types of common abbreviations.

The Punctuation Rules for Indicating Abbreviations 
  • Word abbreviations are shortened versions of the original for purposes of efficiency. There are two kinds of abbreviations:
  • 1. Abbreviations for multiple words phrases: These are made up of the first or few first letters of each word in the original phrase. DON'T USE PERIOD TO THIS TYPE OF ABBREVIATIONS

  • 2. Abbreviations for single words: Usually pronounced as one word and can consist of:
  • The first few letters of a word

(Avenue - Ave., January - Jan.)

  • The first and last letter of a word

(Mister - Mr., foot - ft.)

  • Any combination of letters

(Boulevard - Blvd., Route - Rte.)

  • The first letter of the word

(Fahrenheit F, University - U.)

  • Letters not in the original word

(number - no., pound - lb., ounce - oz.)


Now, you will write a short paragraph about yourself. Your paragraph should include the following:

  • Your name.
  • Your full address (use abbreviations for your address).
  • Your school's name and location ( use abbreviations for the school's location).
  • Information about your best teacher.

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Unit 1: Periods and other end stops