Announcements and Reminders:
I hope you had a fun, safe Spring Break!
Targets for Today:
I can recognize where commas belong in a sentence, and can use them correctly for
(Today we are briefly reviewing several of the above comma rules.)
I can read and comprehend short stories and recognize elements of literature within them.
Pick up a literature book if there is not one on your desk.
You DO NOT need composition books today.
1. Pick up a comma packet, and start working through it -- one page at a time.
You may work with ONE partner. Ms. D. will assign partners.
Study the rules, and make your best attempt to apply them to the sentences given.
If you can earn 8 out of 10 or 10 out of 12 sentences correct on that page,
you will receive points for it.
Then take that one page to be corrected by the teacher or by a student who has been assigned to correct these.
Notice what you missed and why you missed it.
Then go on to the next page.
Work as long as the teacher allows -- about 20 minutes.
Turn in your packets to the top wire basket.
2. Listen to AND READ ALONG WITH the short story "The Smallest Dragonboy."
It is about 33 minutes long.
You will have questions to answer after reading the story.
3. Receive the question page for Text Dependent Questions with Evidence-based Answers.
-- That means you will be looking back in the text (the story) to find evidence for the answers you write.
susurrus = rustling sound = onomatopoeiathe formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., cuckoo, sizzle ).
Can you think of more?
draconic choice -- so what did Draco Malfoy's first name mean?
2. Keevan’s goal is to become a dragonrider. What are some of the things he states, on p. 48, column 1, that make him look forward to becoming a dragonrider the most?
Answer: (Using evidence from the text.)
He wanted to “sit astride a winged beast,” to be friends with the dragon, “in telepathic communication . . . for life,” to “fly effortlessly over the lands of Pern!” Or “thrillingly, to fly between to any point on the world.”
Turn these papers in to the top wire basket.
4. If you have extra time, work on your "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" or "Three Skeleton Key" assignment.
B5, Leave literature books on your desks.
B6, please help put away literature books on the rolling shelf and on the back counter in the corner.
A1, A2, B2 finished reading the story. B1 needs to finish the story.
All will need to answer the questions.
If you would like to continue reading about the dragonriders, read Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, and Dragondrums, all by Anne McCaffrey.
If You Were Absent:
You can find The Smallest Dragonboy short story at http://bookbuilder.cast.org/view_print.php?book=64557
coordinate adjectives: Coordinate adjectives, or paired adjectives, are two or more adjectives that precede and describe the same noun and are equal in their application to the noun. In other words, neither adjective carries more weight in describing the noun.