Monday, November 17, 2008

November 17/18, 2008

November 17/18, 2008

Students handed in their book approvals. They are no longer eligible for early or on-time extra credit points, but will still receive the 10 points as long as they hand it in by Thanksgiving Break.

Students completed another worksheet on ways to combine sentences. (If you were absent, pick up and complete one of these worksheets.)
This one used compound subjects and verbs.
For example, you could change
"I got up at 6:00 in the morning. I got dressed in my warmest clothes." to
"I got up at 6:00 in the morning and dressed in my warmest clothes." (compound verb)

Another example:
"Joey hiked to Stewart Falls yesterday. Sam also hiked to Stewart Falls."
could be "Joey and Sam hiked to Stewart Falls."

Students finished their Sentence Revision packet to chart the sentences from their personal essays, read about how to revise sentences, and to revise five or more of their own sentences. These were handed in today to be graded.

We listened to more of the short story "The Smallest Dragonboy," students filled out a graphic organizer for the story map, and (if time) we discussed literary elements including protagonist and antagonist, conflict, point of view, genre, and theme.