Appositives

Updated: 12/18/2020
Appositives
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Moody Teen

Grammar Practice with Storyboard That

By Katherine Docimo

For many students, basic understanding of grammar comes from "hearing" written text in their heads. If you ask a student how he or she spotted a grammatical error, the answer is often, "It didn’t sound right." For subject-verb agreement, contractions, punctuation, and other basic grammar topics, this strategy is quite effective. However, for the more complex grammar required in AP English or college-level English, "hearing" is no longer sufficient. Identifying dangling modifiers, types of phrases, and parts of a sentence require an intellectual understanding of the subject.


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Storyboard Description

Teach grammar concepts, like appositives, with comics! Help students understand advanced grammar with ease.

Storyboard Text

  • APPOSITIVE
  • A noun or noun-phrase that renames another noun
  • EXAMPLE 1
  • EXAMPLE 2
  • EXAMPLE 3
  • The slithering animal, a snake, moved across the bathroom floor.
  • Clover, a dog, always caused a stir in the neighborhood.
  • A moody teenager, Greg was excused from dinner early.