Announcements and Reminders for Monday/Tuesday, March 26/27, 2018:
Pick up your composition book and one of the pink papers at the back of the room.
If you need to revise your book project, and hand it back in, staple it to the original green sheet you handed in.
If you haven't completed and revised your genetic engineering essay, do that as soon as possible. If you already have a grade, let me know when you have thoroughly revised.
Targets for Today:
Today is a potpourri. We are doing several different things.
I can use commas correctly with coordinate or cumulative adjectives.
I can find (and write) central ideas.
I can recognize aspects of poetry and poetic devices.
I can correctly use the words lie and lay.
Today’s Agenda Monday/Tuesday, March 26/27, 2018:
1. More about Coordinate Adjectives and Commas
Print your essays if they are due today -- printing only. You will not have time to work on them.
2. Central Ideas
Reading: More Samples for Nonfiction Book Project
Everything in the paragraph supports the central idea.
The central idea covers everything in the paragraph.
3. Commonly Confused Words: Lay and Lie
Create this chart in your composition book.
4. More Poetry -- Review of Poetic Devices
A1 got to Alliteration - read headlines.
A2 did not do this at all.
B5 did not get to it either.
Frogs sit more solid
than anything sits. In mid-leap they are
in a free fall. They die on roads
with arms across their chests and heads high.
I love frogs that sit like Buddha, that fall without
parachutes, that die
like Italian tenors.
Above all, I love them because,
pursued in water, they never
panic so much that they fail
to make stylish triangles
with their ballet dancer's
If You Were Absent:
Ask for the coordinate adjective/comma handout.
Help and Enrichment
Helping Verb Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F2JWKY63K0
Helping verbs helping verbs there are 23 Am is are Was and were Being been and be Have has had Do does did Shall should will and would There are five more helping verbs May might must can could
Central ideas:A central idea is a main point that the author is making (also called a main idea or a key idea). In other words, a central idea is what the article is mostly about. You can think of a central idea as a thesis statement: one sentence that states what the article is about. A text could have more than one central idea. -- https://cdn-scope.scholastic.com/sites/default/files/SCOPE-090114-CoreSkillReference-CentralIdeas_0.pdf
A central idea is A central idea is a single idea, stated in a complete declarative sentence.
A central idea is NOT just a topic.
A central idea is NOT a theme.
More Samples for Nonfiction Book Project