Saturday, February 3, 2018

Monday/Tuesday, February 5/6, 2018

Announcements and Reminders for Monday/Tuesday, February 5/6, 2018:

Announcer, please read these announcements and reminders:
Please take a couple of minutes to do your jobs at the beginning of class today. 
If you have not completed your How They Croaked slideshow or your Book-of-the-Month project, do it right away!

When you get your project back, if you need to revise and resubmit.  Staple your revised copy to the top of the papers that were returned to you.  
(Could someone please help me with editing for the above?)

Don't forget to study during each week for your conventions tests, and to review the materials we have already tested on.

For today:

I will allot a test to each student.
I hope each student knows how to spell "allot."
Please finish the test in the time allotted.
You are allotted only one set of hall passes for each term.

Targets for Today:
What do you get?  
1. I know how sentences work, so I can understand better what I am reading, and I can write more effectively.

2.  I can correctly spell commonly used and commonly confused words.

3.  I can research, recognize important or interesting information, paraphrase it,  present it, and cite it so I am not plagiarizing.

4.  I can be a respectful and attentive audience member.

Today’s  Agenda:

1. Take your conventions and spelling test. 
          Spelling counts on both parts!   
          For the types of sentences,  you will have the words right there.  

2.  A few slideshows, please. 

3. Time to read  How They Croaked!  
 Pick a chapter you are interested in!   

If You Were Absent:

Arrange a time to take the test.
Pick up or print out a copy of the Conventions for Test #4.
Conventions of the Week #4.docx

Game for Compound Sentences:


a lot/allot/and NOT alot
5. a lot/allot/ alot
I’m reading a lot of books.
The teacher will allot one pencil to each student.  (To "allot" something is to portion it out.")
(There is no word spelled alot.)

6. cause/because
Smoking can cause cancer.
He left because he was angry at her.

Other Conventions: 
A simple sentence is the same as a main clause or independent clause. It must have a subject and a verb, and it must express a single idea.  A simple sentence will begin with a capital letter and end with a period or a question mark or an exclamation point.  

simple sentence can have two subjects doing the verbtwo verbs being done by the subject, or both.  It will not have more than one clause. 

These are types of sentences by purpose:
Declarative: Statement (.) –declares something
Interrogative: Question (?) –a detective interrogates a suspect
Exclamatory: Exclamation (!) –exclaims -- shows strong feeling
Imperative: Command or Request (. or ! ) – tells someone to do something -- has an implied subject
In "Stop talking!" The subject is "you." It is what we call an "implied subject" because it is not written out or actually said, but we understand who is meant.

Who is supposed to stop talking? You are!


 Help and Enrichment for Your Next Test 
For next week:    This is a link to helps for learning  were/we're, then/than.

7. were/we’re/where
We were happy to see you.
We’re going to lunch.
Where is he?

8. then/than
First we ate, then we played outside.
I like dark chocolate better than milk chocolate.