Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday/Wednesday, April 25/26, 2017

Announcements and Reminders:
 The Reading/Listening portion of the SAGE ELA Test will be given 
at the beginning of May -- May 1-4.  
We are preparing for that now.  

Come rested and well-fed and hydrated!  

Targets for Today:

 Learn more about using apostrophes. 
 Show what you know about reading with the Reading Inventory Test. 
 Work some more on your short story, and practice peer editing. 

Today’s  Agenda:

Receive a tape-in for your composition book about using apostrophes. 
Practice using apostrophes.

I dont like Georges new haircut.

The dog couldnt find its bone.

Sams favorite foods are tomatoes and carrots.

Were going to the Smiths house after school.

Take the RI Test in Computer Lab 224.

Finish your story on MyAccess.
with an
Editing exercise

If You Were Absent:

-- You can take the RI during Cavetime in Lab 205. 

-- Work on your story on MyAccess from home.
Choose one: 
Continue This Story -- While out exploring the woods one day, you hear the clouds start to rumble and small drops of rain begin to fall. As you turn to return home, you hear a twig snap in the woods behind you. When you turn around, you see nothing, but you get the feeling that you are being followed. 
Having a Superpower for a Day 

A Fantastic Day!  -- Write about a normal, daily event that turns into something that could not really happen. 
Animal for a Day 

When you return, ask for the apostrophe tape-in for your composition book:
Review the following.  Can you correctly place apostrophes in the sentences above in the yellow portion of this post?
Stuff You Need to Know about Apostrophes
•    Apostrophes show two meanings.
•    An apostrophe s added to a singular noun shows possession.
•    An apostrophe after the s in a plural word shows possession.
•    Apostrophes also show where letters were removed.
•    Words shortened with apostrophes are called contractions.
Don’t let this confuse you:
•    Not every word that ends with an s needs an apostrophe.
•    Don’t rely on chance rather than meaning with the apostrophe
•    Don’t use apostrophes to show pronoun possession.
          his, hers, yours, its, theirs
It's a matter of style whether you write 1800's or 1800s.