Monday, September 5, 2011

September 7, 2011

September 7, 2011
Self-Starter:  Capitalization exercise in the composition book -- tape-in, list, explain.
Capitalization (and review end punctuation)
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Capitalization #1    September 7, 2011          from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, chapter 2
Tape this into your composition book.  Then create a list of all the words in this passage that are capitalized. For each word, tell why it is capitalized.
Example:     1.  Dally – It is the name of a person and also begins a sentence.

            Dally was waiting for Johnny and me under the street light at the corner of Pickett and Sutton, and since we got there early, we had time to go over to the drugstore in the shopping center and goof around.  We bought Cokes and blew the straws at the waitress, and walked around eying things that were lying out in the open until the manager got wise to us and suggested we leave.  He was too late, though; Dally walked out with two packages of Kools under his jacket.
 ____________________________________ If you were absent, you could do this on another paper sized so you can tape it into your composition book.

Which of the four types of sentences are the sentences in the passage from The Outsiders?   Students answered on a small sheet of paper and we held a drawing for four correct answers to receive a small candy.
A4 still needs to do this. 

Receive spelling test back.  A retake will be available in about two weeks.  If you wish to take it, study between now and then, and attend Cave Time on the date(s) specified to take the test.
Spelling retake is available during Cave Time beginning September 15. 

New spelling challenge -- Commonly confused words  confused words chart.doc 
The test on commonly confused words will be given on ____________?
We will be working on learning these in class before we take the test.  

Continue reading The Outsiders, paying attention to plot, character, setting, events, conflict.
Read to end of "jumping."
Watch video.
Read, keeping track of descriptions of characters.  How do they compare with the way they are presented in the movie?

In your composition book, in the middle section "Notes and Quickwrites,"  use the next full two page spread, write the names of each of the narrator's gang of Greasers across the top.  Take notes underneath on description for each of the characters.  If you were absent, you could do this on another paper sized so you can tape it into your composition book.

Ponyboy     SodaPop      Darry/Darrel     Johnny      Steve     Two-Bit     Dallas/Dally

A1 read to page
A2 read to page 9
A3 to page 14
A4 read to page
If you were absent, read chapter 1.

Important Reminders:  You should be reading your book for the Book-of-the-Month Assessment.  The questions that will be used are now posted.  See the tab above for  Book-of-the-Month.  You will write your answers in class on September 23.  

If you were absent for the spelling test, please come to Cave Time to take it.  If you need a retake, listen/watch for the days I will over that in Cave Time.  Study between now and then.

Our First Class Novel: The Outsiders

Important Reminders:
Have you signed up for your book-of-the-month?  Sign-ups are due, and you need to have the book read and bring it with you to class on September 23.   See more about the assignment by clicking on the tab above for Book-of-the-Month.

Please show Ms. Dorsey your composition book if you have it at school and haven't yet received points for it.  

Reminder of  Expectations for Term 1

Did you know?

Commonly Confused Words

In the past, this set has been most frequently missed: desert/desert/dessert
I got lost in the desert.
Never desert your post if you are a soldier.
Let's have chocolate pudding for dessert.