Friday, March 23, 2018

Monday/Tuesday, March 26/27, 2018

Announcements and Reminders for Monday/Tuesday, March 26/27, 2018:
Pick up your composition book and one of the pink papers at the back of the room. 
If you need to revise your book project, and hand it back in, staple it to the original green sheet you handed in.  

If you haven't completed and revised your genetic engineering essay, do that as soon as possible.   If you already have a grade, let me know when you have thoroughly revised. 

Sunday was Tolkien Reading Day, but make-up days are definitely allowed!  

Targets for Today:
Today is a potpourri.  We are doing several different things.
    I can use commas correctly with coordinate or cumulative adjectives.
    I can find (and write) central ideas.
    I can recognize aspects of poetry and poetic devices.
    I can correctly use the words lie and lay.

Today’s  Agenda Monday/Tuesday, March 26/27, 2018:

1. More about Coordinate Adjectives and Commas

Print your essays if they are due today -- printing only.  You will not have time to work on them.

2. Central Ideas
Reading:   More Samples for Nonfiction Book Project
Central Idea
Everything in the paragraph supports the central idea.
The central idea covers everything in the paragraph.
Ghost Ship

3. Commonly Confused Words: Lay and Lie

Create this chart in your composition book. 

Play Kahoot!

4. More Poetry --  Review of Poetic Devices
A1 got to Alliteration - read headlines.
A2 did not do this at all.
B5 did not get to it either.

(Poem #863Frogs   
Frogs sit more solid 
than anything sits. In mid-leap they are 
parachutists falling 
in a free fall. They die on roads 
with arms across their chests and heads high. 
I love frogs that sit  like Buddha, that fall without 
parachutes, that die 
like Italian tenors.  
Above all, I love them because, 
pursued in water, they never 
panic so much that they fail 
to make stylish triangles 
with their ballet dancer's 

        -- Norman MacCaig

If You Were Absent:

See above.
Ask for the coordinate adjective/comma handout. 


 Help and Enrichment 

Helping Verb Song:
Helping verbs helping verbs there are 23 Am is are Was and were Being been and be Have has had Do does did Shall should will and would There are five more helping verbs May might must can could

Central ideascentral idea is a main point that the author is making (also called a main idea or a key idea). In other words, a central idea is what the article is mostly about. You can think of a central idea as a thesis statement: one sentence that states what the article is about. A text could have more than one central idea  --
A central idea is A central idea is a single idea, stated in a complete declarative sentence. 

A central idea is NOT just a topic.