Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday/Friday, February 15/16, 2018

Announcements and Reminders for Thursday/Friday, February 15/16, 2018:
If needed, revise your book of the month project, print it, and hand it in stapled to the front of the rubric.  If you have lost your rubric, you could  download it and print it from Skyward or from here:
  Jan BookoftheMonth 2018.docx

If you haven't created, turned in,  and presented your slideshow yet, do that immediately!

Your next book-of-the-month genre is nonfiction.

DO NOT READ for Nonfiction
Diary of Anne Frank
Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

Phineas Gage*
Getting Away with Murder

Recommended Nonfiction

Targets for Today:

I can correctly spell commonly confused words.

I can  explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.
I can choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.

Today’s  Agenda for Thursday/Friday, February 15/16, 2018

Conventions in Sentences Investigations 

1. CSI:   Investigation by Imitation
Copy this sentence into your composition book.   What do you notice? 

When the class was quiet, Gooney Bird began her Monday story. 
-- Lois Lowry, Gooney Bird Greene  (2002)

Here is the pattern: 
Subordinating conjunction     subject       verb  ,  subject   verb  object.  

After the dogs were asleep,  the cats chased the mice. 

Because Sammy is responsible, he does his homework.  

Now make two imitations of your own. 

Rule: When an AAAWWEUBBIS  is placed at the beginning of a sentence, it causes a comma -- as in this sentence.

Even though

AAAWWEUBBIS's and Transitions 

                        Relationships Among the Sentences and Sentence Parts

Is there a difference?

1. Because Suzie liked James, she baked him a pie.

2. Although Suzie liked James, she baked him a pie.

3. Since Suzie baked him a pie, James liked her.

4. In spite of the fact that Suzie baked him a pie, James liked her. 

5. Before Suzie baked him a pie, James liked her.

6. After Suzie baked him a pie, James liked her. 


Le Mon

A2 saw only a couple of books and did not do the external text features. 


Nonfiction Books

Text Structures

B7 -- Tell us about an object that is important to you. Tell us about it in a way that will let us see it, almost feel, hear, smell, touch, taste (if that applies) it.  

A Friendly Clown
On one corner of my dresser sits a smiling toy clown on a tiny unicycle―a gift I received last Christmas from a close friend. The clown's short yellow hair, made of yarn, covers its ears but is parted above the eyes. The blue eyes are outlined in black with thin, dark lashes flowing from the brows. It has cherry-red cheeks, nose, and lips, and its broad grin disappears into the wide, white ruffle around its neck. The clown wears a fluffy, two-tone nylon costume. The left side of the outfit is light blue, and the right side is red. The two colors merge in a dark line that runs down the center of the small outfit. Surrounding its ankles and disguising its long black shoes are big pink bows. The white spokes on the wheels of the unicycle gather in the center and expand to the black tire so that the wheel somewhat resembles the inner half of a grapefruit. The clown and unicycle together stand about a foot high. As a cherished gift from my good friend Tran, this colorful figure greets me with a smile every time I enter my room.

Descriptive Writing 

Take notes in your composition book under Notes and Quick Writes.

A1 through Olympic problem/solution.

Add signal words to your notes.  

Your notes will provide you with words to use when you write, so get as many as you can. 
Text Structure
Signal Words
For example,  to illustrate, characteristics of, for instance
such as…, to begin with, an example,  characteristics are, is 
•It emphasizes sizes, shapes, colors, and details.
*Look for the topic word (or a synonym or pronoun) to be repeated.
before, after, first, second, next, then, finally, following,
not long after, now, soon, when, previously, etc. 
before, after, first, second, next, then, finally, following,
not long after, now, soon, in the end (dates, years, times, etc.)
Cause and Effect
as a consequence, reasons why, so, because, since, therefore, if…then, this led to,
as a result, may be due to, effect of, consequently, for this reason
alike, different, same as, similar, resemble, as well as, not only…but also, both, instead of, on the other hand, different from, however, although, more than, less than, on the contrary,
as opposed to
dilemma, question is…, the puzzle is…, to solve this…,
one answer is…, issue, 

*Look for the overall topic word to be repeated.
categories, characteristics, classes, classify, divide, dimensions, elements, features, groups, kinds, methods, aspects, (numbers),  parts, sorts, types, ways

Teacher materials:  

If You Were Absent:

If you were not here last time or the time before, you may get caught up at home by downloading the articles and notes page, and taking your notes, or by going to MyAccess, selecting the prompt "Take a Position" and spending about an hour writing your essay.
My Access Prompt - Popcorn Ethics.docx

Conventions of the Week #5.docx


 Help and Enrichment

Conventions of the Week #5.docx

Labeling for Types of Sentences and Types of Clauses 
Simple sentence
Compound sentence
Complex sentence
Compound-Complex sentence
Independent Clause
Dependent Clause

Simple Sentence
 Compound Sentence
Complex Sentence
Compound-Complex Sentence
1 IC

(can be a simple sentence)
2 IC

(can be a compound sentence)
1 IC and
1 or more DC
(can be a complex sentence)

2 IC and
1 or more DC

I love tomatoes.

I love tomatoes, and my family dislikes them.

I love tomatoes because they are delicious.
Because they are delicious, I love tomatoes.

I love tomatoes, and my family dislikes them because they are tired of them.