ACT prep class Tuesday 3/22, Tuesday 3/29 (Dan Lennon affects only 2 runners. Talk to Mrs. Merkwan!)
If you plan to do an internship, do another job shadow!
Pick up a form from me so Kristy can get you scheduled!
SD Air National Guard
Wednesday, April 6
See Flyer Here
Register for College Fair! here--Choose Tuesday, April 19 at USF. Print ticket and put in career folder until that day!
Show me Day of Birth Details
Read Sample Introductions
Introduce Birthday Scavenger Hunt--Unless you are a twin, your answers will not be the same as ANYONE else's!
Assignment: Finish Scavenger hunt and TYPED intro with baby picture text-wrapped.
Please fill out this survey I emailed to you on Wednesday!
If you did NOT register for the College Fair, do so NOW and print ticket! See Weds.
Show typed intro with baby photo
Bday paper conclusion information sheet
Assignment for Tuesday: Typed conclusion with current picture
MUG: *Another common ACT error deals with parallel structure.
What is it? Multiple items of similar content in a sentence must be expressed the same form grammatically.
Incorrect parallelism: Mary likes hiking, swimming and to fish.
Correct parallelism: Mary likes hiking, swimming, and fishing.
or Mary likes to hike, to swim, and to fish.
Read: Parallel Structure as a Literary Device
1. Read this explanation!!
2. Do this Parallel Structure exercise
3. Big Dog Barks about Parallel Structure
4. Work your way through this Self-Teaching Unit. Do the first 2 or 3 sentences in each of the 5 linked Exercises.
5. Practice at ChompChomp
Complete Parallel Structure Assignment at Quia
Previous days' assignments:
Last books talks
Introduce Research Paper: Interview Activity due next Weds.
Skim this for review! Thorough Review of Misplaced & Dangling Modifiers
Which one is incorrect?
Dangling and Misplaced Practice Test
Complete Dangling and Misplaced Modifier Quiz at Quia
Complete Dangling & Misplaced Modifiers #3
Book talks and flip books
MUG: Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
View Dangling Modifiers
View Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Get your groove on and view Grammar Bytes Presents...
Hint: When a modifier begins a sentence (followed by comma), the very next thing that comes along HAS to be something that can, in fact, be modified by that phrase or clause.
What is the difference between Misplaced and Dangling?
Big Dog Barks about Misplaced Modifiers
Big Dog Barks about Dangling Modifiers
Take Big Dog's Quiz
Grammar Bytes: Fixing Misplaced & Dangling Mods--Read instruction and click Start Here
Now Complete Dangling and Misplaced Modifier Assignment at Quia before you go.
MUG: Who/Whom Whoever/Whomever
Who's (=Who is or Who has)
Whose (shows possession)
1. Pretest & Cheat Sheet
2. Whoever/Whomever Quiz #1
3. Take the Who or Whom Quiz
4. Practice with this quiz on Who or Whom
5. Take another quiz on Who or Whom
6. Try this Grammar Bytes Who/Whom activity!
the Who/Whom/Who's/Whose assignment at Quia (23 points)
the Who/Whom assignment at Quia (22 points)
50 Questions Pronoun Usage
Pronoun refresher--50 question pronoun usage worksheet 2-sided. SAVE for Thursday!
**One more tricky rule: Always use the POSSESSIVE case before an -ing word.
Incorrect: I am tired of HIM whining.
Correct: I am tired of HIS whining.
Incorrect: The teacher was upset about HIM coming late every day.
Correct: The teacher was upset about HIS coming late every day.
Incorrect: Him coming late every day was annoying.
Correct: His coming late every day was annoying.
When we study pronouns, we study Pronoun AGREEMENT and Pronoun REFERENCE. Today we'll look at REFERENCE.
Pronoun Case Exercise 1
Pronouns at GrammarBook.com
Pronoun Reference Practice #1
Pronoun Reference Practice #2
Now do: I'll record the better 20 point assignment
Complete assignment at Quia: Using Pronouns Correctly
Complete assignment on Pronoun Reference
Assignment: Read Non-fiction. Work on flip book to prepare for book talks on THURSDAY!
Info for Book Talk: You will show us the book, give a very short summary using your flip book, then draw a colored card. We'll do this for VARIETY so that we don't have to hear the SAME thing for 21 books. I usually give you 2 draws in case you don't like the color of the first card you draw! Keep it short--2-3 minutes will be great!
Red=Share your favorite passage (possibly a paragraph or more) and tell why you chose it. Why does the passage impress, intrigue, horrify, or puzzle you? Does the passage challenge or expand your thinking?
Blue=Explain the meaning of the title. Is it appropriate? Why/Why not? What would you suggest?
Yellow=Talk about the main character(s). What was special about him/her? Did the character merit a whole book written about him/her?
Green=Why should readers continue to read this book? What was the theme or message you got from it? What are the lessons to be learned by reading it?
Purple=“The Quote of the Book.” This should be that one passage that captures the essence – the true meaning – of the book for you, the reader. Explain exactly HOW this passage is the one perfect quote from the book. Think of this as the one passage that you would absolutely want saved should your book ever be lost or destroyed.
Thursday 3/10-- 5 gone, finish pronoun quiz if you didn't!
Read Non-fiction book
Post QuickTopic Response
Mrs. Lupkes will be here for registration
In-class Assignment: Non Fiction book activity
1. Create a flip book, which will help prepare you for book talk. Do a thorough job of providing information on each of the 8 pages of the book. You may handwrite VERY NEATLY or type and paste the info onto each page. Label each page except pg. 1 in lower right corner (Summary, Setting, Main Characters, Favorite Passage, Meaning of Title, Theme or Lesson)
pg. 1 (Front Cover)=Your Name in a lower corner. Center the Title, Author, # of pages. Glue on a color copy of the book cover.
pg. 2=Brief Summary in at least 5-8 sentences. Do NOT copy and paste this summary; write it yourself! You'll need to wait until you finish the book to complete this page.
pg. 3=Setting. Include a brief narrative of the setting(s) (3-5 sentences) PLUS image(s) of the major setting(s) as described or as you imagine them to look.
pg. 4 & 5=Main character(s) and brief descriptions
pg. 6=Favorite Quote or Passage, pg. # in the book and why it is favorite
pg. 7=Meaning of the title. Quite often readers can locate the title right in the novel somewhere.
pg. 8 (Back Cover)=Theme, message, lesson learned from reading
Finish ACT questions
MUG: Pronoun Usage
You do: Pronoun Usage Pre-test (finish what we started Thursday!)
For Review of Rules: Using Pronouns Clearly
We do: Pronoun Worksheet Packet pp. 107-111 (if you are absent come and get it from me!!)
Complete Quiz on Pronoun Usage
Complete Choosing the correct pronoun Quiz 1
You do: I will record the better of the two. Even if you get them all right on the first one, do both!
1. Pronoun Usage Assignment #1 (20 pts)
2. Using Pronouns Assignment #2 (20 pts.)
Mrs. Kistler presents on non-fiction
Select a book you'd enjoy reading.
**It must be narrative NON-FICTION and NOT have been made into a movie. If you request a book today, it can be here Monday.
I have copies of Maus, Devil at My Heels, All the President's Men,
Here are more great options! You could look them up on at Siouxland Library
Real Teens Around the World
Memoirs for Teens
Interested in Space Flight & Exploration?
Barnes and Noble Non-Fiction for Teens
Book talks will be on March 17 & 21. We'll also create a flip-book, post a journal or two, and do an activity with a current event related to your book.
Go through ACT English practice packet & questions
Discuss job shadow opportunities in March
ACT & Common Core prep
In folder, find your ACT tracking sheet. Fill in any practice or REAL scores for ENGLISH for the year. You should definitely have the September and October practice scores recorded. Then if you took the test for real in December or February, go to actstudent.org to find your English score.
Three most common commas on ACT
Types of transitions on the ACT English test
Take and score ACT English practice test.
Record TODAY's score in the March Practice Test box on ACT tracking sheet.
On sticky notes, write #s of 5 you most want explained. Put sticky on back closet.
Put all the ACT stuff back in your folder and in the bin.
Assignment: ACT English prep packet--100 questions