Today we went over more grammar, including punctuation, capitalization, and mapping sentences.
In the above example, the subject (team) and the verbs (will practice) go on the main line. “Their” describes “team,” so it is written at a slant down from “team.” “After” and “school” describe when the practice is, so “after” is written at a slant because it is a preposition, and “school” is written on the connecting line below it because it is a noun. “Their” should be capitalized because it is the beginning of the sentence, as indicated by the three lines below the “T.” There should also be a period at the end of the sentence, as marked above.
In this example, “several” is on the main line because it is the subject, “ate” because it is the verb, and “meal” because it is the direct object. “Of the dogs” is a prepositional phrase that describes “several,” so “of” connects to “several” because it is a preposition, and “dogs” connects to “of” because it is the noun in the prepositional phrase. “The” is the article that describes “dogs,” so it is written on a line coming off of “dogs.” “Their” is the personal pronoun that describes “meal,” so it connects to “meal.” Again, “several” should be capitalized, and there should be a period at the end of the sentence.
After learning the above grammar, we took a practice test that imitated the test we will be taking tomorrow, Friday, January 16th. We were given the sentence “many of the students practiced their grammar,” and we filled in everything we were taught this week using our purple packets. This is what we should have written:
After the DOL, we compared two commercials, Olympics and Clinton. I linked the videos in the underlined names.
Last but not least, we were given free time to do work of our choice, including the CSAP packet and improving our websites. Above are some ideas of pages to have on our websites. We were also given a permission slip for our parents to sign if they permit us to read our next book, Little Brother, which contains some controversial material. Homework is to read pages 69 to 117 from 1984, complete the CSAP packet, study for our DOL quiz, and get the Little Brother letter signed.