The Mechanics Bundle:  Save 50% on these 8 Language Arts Mini Lessons 

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Here's a great bargain on these newly-updated 8 MicroLessons (mini lessons) for Mechanics:

  • Capitalization, Part 1
  • Capitalization, Part 2
  • Using Commas, Part 1
  • Using Commas, Part 2
  • Using Semicolons and Colons
  • Using Quotation Marks
  • Using Apostrophes
  • Using Hyphens and Dashes

If purchased individually, the total cost of these 8 mini lessons would be $39.60.

The Mechanics Bundle is now available for the much lower cost of $19.75--a savings of over 50%!

The purpose of the rest of this page is to describe in more detail what comes in The Mechanics Bundle.

Additionally, links are provided for the purpose of leading you to the free trial version of each MicroLesson.

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For the first time ever, free trials of all 8 MicroLessons are available in one PDF download. This document contains live links that will open each MicroLesson for preview.

There is also good news for Mac Users. Each of these MicroLessons will run on all of the most-widely used web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. As a result, you may access them from all versions of Mac AND Windows! 

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Capitalization, Part 1

MicroLesson 15
Capitalization, Part 1
Presentation Time: 24-29 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to capitalize...

  • proper nouns and adjectives.
  • the names of people, their initials, and abbreviations.
  • titles used with people's names and the associated abbreviations.
  • titles of important people and their groups.
  • family relationships when used as names.
  • the pronoun I.
  • words referring to religious figures or writings.
  • the first letter of each word in a geographical name.
  • nouns and adjectives based on sections of the country.
  • names of languages, races, nationalities, and religions. 

In addition, students will recognize correct capitalization in 15 sample sentences.

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Capitalization, Part 2

MicroLesson 16
Capitalization, Part 2
Presentation Time: 24-29 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to capitalize... 

  • the names of organizations and institutions.
  • the names of historical documents, events, and periods of time.
  • the names of days, months, and holidays.
  • the names of automobiles, trains, ships, and aircraft.
  • the abbreviations B.C, A.D., A.M., and P.M.
  • the first word in every sentence and direct quotation.
  • the greeting and closing of a letter or e-mail.
  • each line of an outline.
  • all the important words in the titles of intellectual or creative works. 

In addition, students will recognize correct capitalization in 15 sample sentences.

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Using Commas, Part 1

MicroLesson 17
Using Commas, Part 1
Presentation Time: 30-35 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to use commas...

  • to avoid confusion.
  • to separate introductory elements from the rest of the sentence.
  • to separate items in a series.
  • to set off interrupters in the middles of sentences.
  • to set off nouns of direct address.
  • to set off appositives. 

In addition, students will recognize correct comma usage in 15 sample sentences.

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Using Commas, Part 2

MicroLesson 18
Using Commas, Part 2
Presentation Time: 32-37 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to use commas...

  • to set off the explanatory words of a direct quotation.
  • to separate the parts of dates and addresses from the rest of the sentence.
  • to connect the two parts of a compound sentence joined with a conjunction.
  • to follow the greeting and closing of an e-mail or friendly letter.
  • to separate large numbers into groups of three placeholders. 

In addition, students will recognize correct comma usage in 15 sample sentences.

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Using Semicolons and Colons

MicroLesson 19
Using Semicolons and Colons
Presentation Time: 25-30 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to use a semicolon to...

  • connect the two parts of a compound sentence.
  • connect two sentences joined by transitional words.
  • separate sentences that contain multiple commas. 

Students will also be able to use a colon to...

  • introduce a list of items.
  • separate the hour and minutes in the time of day.
  • end the greeting of a business letter or email. 

Finally, students will recognize correct punctuation usage in 10 sample sentences.

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Using Quotation Marks

MicroLesson 20
Using Quotation Marks
Presentation Time: 31-36 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • recognize that a direct quotation consists of two parts.
  • recognize that the explanatory words can appear in three locations.
  • place punctuation and capital letters correctly in direct quotations.
  • distinguish direct and indirect quotations.
  • recognize that when writing dialogue, a new paragraph begins with each change in speaker.
  • list at least seven examples of titles that require quotation marks. 

Finally, students will recognize correct punctuation usage in 15 sample sentences.

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Using Apostrophes

MicroLesson 21
Using Apostrophes
Presentation Time: 22-27 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • differentiate a comma and an apostrophe.
  • add an apostrophe and an s to form a singular possessive noun.
  • add only an apostrophe to form the possessive of a noun that ends with s.
  • add an apostrophe and an s to form the possessive of a plural noun that does not end with an s.
  • use an apostrophe to form the plurals of letters, numbers, and words used as words.

Finally, students will recognize correct punctuation usage in 15 sample sentences.

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Using Hyphens and Dashes

MicroLesson 22
Using Hyphens and Dashes
Presentation Time: 25-30 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to use a hyphen to...

  • separate the parts of a word at the end of the line.
  • punctuate numbers from twenty-one through ninety-nine.
  • punctuate fractions.
  • punctuate certain compound nouns.
  • punctuate compound adjectives used before a noun.
  • separate the first three digits in a telephone number from the last four. 

Also, students will be able to use a dash to...

  • express a range of values.
  • add an explanatory word, phrase, or thought to a sentence. 

Finally, students will recognize correct punctuation usage in 15 sample sentences.

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Conclusion

Care to save a little time previewing these MicroLessons? Just grab this document which contains all 8 of the preview links for The Mechanics Bundle. language arts

The full version of The Mechanics Bundle is exactly the same as the previews, minus those pesky “Free Trial” stamps. Plus, it comes with a word search and a crossword puzzle for each MicroLesson! language arts

Important Note: All of the titles in the Language Arts Presenter series are accessible with any of the major web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. As a result, these apps are compatible with all versions of both Windows and Mac. language arts

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And, as I often say, best wishes to you and your kids!
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Language Arts Presenter: The Mechanics Bundle by Chad Manis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
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