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Friday, August 31, 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
1. It's been a long time since my car lost its hubcaps.
"It's been a long time." -- That could stand on its own as a complete sentence. (It is an independent/main clause.)
"My car lost its hubcaps." -- That could stand on its own as a complete sentence. Is could be independent.
However, when you add "since" to "my car lost its hubcaps," that clause becomes subordinate or dependent. It cannot stand on its own.
"Since" is a subordinating conjunction. It joins two parts of the sentence, making one of them subordinate.
"It's" is short for "it has." The contraction can also be short for "it is."
"Its" is the possessive pronoun -- it shows possession. It does not have an apostrophe.
"I won two new backpacks yesterday" could be an independent clause (a complete sentence), but adding on "Because" makes it dependent or subordinate.
"I went to the mall" ould be an independent clause (a complete sentence), but adding on "When" makes it dependent or subordinate.
"Two" refers to the number.
"To" is the one you use when you are going to something, or if you want to do something.
"Too" can mean "also" or "excessive, more than enough."
Announcements and Reminders:
Don't forget to bring back your Disclosure Signatures with the VIP form on the back filled out.7th Eng Disclosure Dorsey 2018-2019 Aug.doc
If you have it, hand it in to your class top wire basket.
Don't forget to bring your composition book (and other needed supplies). Link to more information: Welcome to English 7 2018-2019: Needed Supplies and More
If you brought your composition book, make sure you have your name and period on the front, then add your folder/computer number to the front. You will use it today, then leave it in your hanging folder in either the black crate or the drawer for your class.
Remember to choose and start reading your
(a novel -- any genre)
School Pictures will be
on September 6/7.
Targets for Today:
I can write a variety of types of writing.
I can notice sentences and how they work.
I can recognize plot and other elements of literature in a short text.
Composition Book Rules
Do not tear out pages.
Do not be messy.
Do not skip pages unless the teacher tells you to.
Keep it at school in your assigned folder.
1. Writing Prompt: in your composition book
In your composition book, last time you wrote on page 5 about "Dance Like Nobody's Watching." If you did not write a half page, leave enough room so you can finish that when you have spare time.
Right after the half page you wrote last time on page 5,
2. Conventions: in your composition book
copy these sentences into your composition book
Label this CSI #1 and add today's date, August 30 or 31, 2018.
Copy this sentence:
“I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have.”
Just below these sentences, write three or more things that you notice about the sentence -- English teacher sorts of things.
[B-Day Classes -- Take the Pretest on Central Idea] Remember -- NO talking during tests -- before or after you finish.
3. Elements of Literature
Last time A2 watched and plotted "For the Birds."We also watched "Lifted," but did not plot it.
B5 has finished only "For the Birds."
More Elements and More Texts
Finish "Lifted" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWAERJhHL4w Lifted
(Only one has the original sound.)
Plot and other Elements
Let's go back to "Seventh Grade."
Plot and other Elements
Work in small groups to fill out the plot map.
A2 to here.
B6 to falling action on Lifted
If You Were Absent:
Write to the prompt and complete the CSI assignment on a separate sheet of paper you can tape into your composition book, or come into class during cave time or before or after school to write them into your composition book.
The worksheets we are using as we look at short videos and stories are available here:
protagonist: the main character in a story (usually the good guy)
antagonist: the enemy of the protagonist (usually the bad guy or guys or things)
Conflict: The problem -- the struggle between the protagonist and the antagonist
Types of Conflict:
Internal: protagonist vs. himself
protagonist vs. another character or characters
protagonist vs. nature
protagonist vs. the supernatural (the unknown)
protagonist vs. society
Help and Enrichment
1. September/October Book Assignment
Element or Aspect of Literature
We will hold the book discussions on these days.Finish reading your book BEFORE your assigned day.
Be able to summarize it and evaluate it.
Character and Conflict
Who is the protagonist?
Who is the antagonist?
What is the major conflict?
Which type of conflict is it?
How does the protagonist change over the course of the book? (Avoid Spoilers)
Does the antagonist change?
Types of conflict:
person vs. self
person vs. person
person vs. society
person vs. technology
person vs. nature
person vs. the unknown/supernatural