Targets for Today:
1. I know how sentences work, so I can understand better what I am reading, and I can write more effectively.
2. I can correctly spell commonly used and commonly confused words.
3. I can research, recognize important or interesting information, paraphrase it, present it, and cite it so I am not plagiarizing.
4. I can be a respectful and attentive audience member.
1. Take your conventions and spelling test.
Spelling counts on both parts!
For the types of sentences, you will have the words right there.
2. A few slideshows, please.
3. Time to read How They Croaked!
Pick a chapter you are interested in!
If You Were Absent:
Arrange a time to take the test.
Pick up or print out a copy of the Conventions for Test #4.
Conventions of the Week #4.docx
Game for Compound Sentences: https://www.quia.com/pop/37751.html
a lot/allot/and NOT
5. a lot/allot/ alot
I’m reading a lot of books.
The teacher will allot one pencil to each student. (To "allot" something is to portion it out.")
(There is no word spelled alot.)
Smoking can cause cancer.
He left because he was angry at her.
A simple sentence is the same as a main clause or independent clause. It must have a subject and a verb, and it must express a single idea. A simple sentence will begin with a capital letter and end with a period or a question mark or an exclamation point.
A simple sentence can have two subjects doing the verb, two verbs being done by the subject, or both. It will not have more than one clause.
These are types of sentences by purpose:
Declarative: Statement (.) –declares something
Interrogative: Question (?) –a detective interrogates a suspect
Exclamatory: Exclamation (!) –exclaims -- shows strong feeling
Imperative: Command or Request (. or ! ) – tells someone to do something -- has an implied subject
In "Stop talking!" The subject is "you." It is what we call an "implied subject" because it is not written out or actually said, but we understand who is meant.
Who is supposed to stop talking? You are!
Help and Enrichment for Your Next Test
Links for conjunctions and types of sentences:
Conjunction Junction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPoBE-E8VOc
For next week: This is a link to helps for learning were/we're, then/than.
We were happy to see you.
We’re going to lunch.
Where is he?
First we ate, then we played outside.
I like dark chocolate better than milk chocolate.