Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 31, 2011

1. Pick up your composition book. Finish taking the central idea pretest. Hand it in, then quietly look for or read a book.
Next time:  Fieldtrip to the Media Center

2. Practice for spelling test on Friday.

An Effective Procedure for Studying Spelling Words

Forms of Address for Teachers 2011

Your writing must be legible -- each letter -- to receive points for a name or word.
You must also correctly  use capitalization.
You will lose a point if you have not included your first and last name on your paper, written legibly and correctly capitalized. 

3.  Receive a tape-in table of contents for your composition book. Tape in in as directed on the Table of Contents.  Add sticky-note bookmarks to divide up your composition book into sections.  Follow the directions on the Table of Contents paper.

4.  Types of sentences -- Take notes in your composition book right after the page about Four Types of Sentences. --  You can download this document and just view it on your computer, or print it.
Four Types of Sentences.doc

    Look at more information on end punctuation, especially exclamation marks.
Don't overuse exclamation marks.

5.  Plot -- create a plot line in your composition book on the first page of the Notes and Quick Writes section. 

6.  Some began reading The Outsiders.  A1 did -- through first page on packet, A2 didn't, A3 did -- through first page on packet,   A4

End punctuation:  There are four(4) types of sentences. The declarative sentence makes a statement. The interrogative sentence asks a question. The exclamatory sentence is a statement that shows strong emotion. And the imperative sentence gives a direction or a command.  Try this quiz:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/106467.html?AP_rand=299380519

See other explanations at 



Literary terms:  plot, parts of a plot:
exposition: character, settin, (who, where, when, may introduce problems)
inciting incident
rising action with episodes/events and conflict
falling action