By the end of this lesson, all students will be able to identify the differences between a dash and a hyphen, when to use which mark in a sentence, and how to creatively apply these marks into their own writing.
What's the difference between a hyphen and a dash? A dash can run faster. (Get it? Dash ...) Okay that was really stupid. Truth is, there are very significant differences between these two marks. Take a few moments to listen carefully as Grammar Girl explains more. Then, review the rules on your workset and complete the pages for class tomorrow.
Click here to download and print today's homework: Hyphens vs. Dashes.
What's the difference between these two little marks, you ask? Well, for one thing, a hyphen is about half the size of a dash. Alas, that's not really important -- or is it? Watch this information-packed video to learn more. Don't forget to complete the workset (linked below) after you finish the tutorial.
Would you like a sneak peak at the rules ... possibly quiz questions to come? Here you go!