Grades 3-4 - Parentheses
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is not of primary importance.
a display that showed how the heart pumped blood through the body.
winning first place wouldn’t hurt either.
symmetrical, and found that snowflakes are formed by using mathematics.
with her new DigiShot One-Step camera.
how snowflakes were made even Steven.
was happy enough with her project to be satisfied with whatever the results would be.
Parentheses ( ) are often used in a sentence to show the reader that there is extra information. This information is not needed for the overall message.
Examples: My high score on the test (96) was the result of a lot of hard work and studying.
My lab partner (the one with the green shirt) is going to come over to help me study next week.
The information in the parentheses is not of primary importance. Why? The reader already knows that the first sentence refers to a “high” score because of context clues: “a result of a lot of hard work and studying.” The exact score is not of primary importance to the meaning of the sentence.