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Grammar and Independent Novel

 

Mod 2

Mod 9

Daily Lessons

  • Look ahead of schedule to ensure you bring necessary materials each day.
  • Check Edmodo frequently for class notes, materials, online reviews, and extra credit.
  • You must be finished your independent reading book by November 16th.
  • Assignments in BOLD will count significantly toward your marking period average.

Wed, 19 Oct.

Wed, 19 Oct.

Today we will learn how to identify independent and dependent clauses.

Activities:

  1. Notes: Coordinating conjunctions (The FANBOYS)
  2. Clauses (4-6)
    1. Create dependent clauses
    2. Use causes to write sentences

HW: finish page 6 (clause practice), complete clause review

QUIZ = Mod 2: 10/24; Mod 9: 10/21

Fri, 21 Oct.

Thu, 20 Oct.

Today we will learn how to read independently and demonstrate understanding of plot and characterization.

Activities:

  1. Library orientation / book talk
  2. Selection of independent reading book

HW: finish page 6 (clause practice), complete clause review; QUIZ next class.

Mon, 24 Oct.

Fri, 21 Oct.

Today we will learn how to

  • identify independent and dependent clauses.
  • write various types of sentences (simple, compound, complex, compound-complex). 

Activities:

  1. Quiz: Clauses
  2. Sentence Structure (7-9)
    1. Combine sentences in different ways
    2. Use clauses to improve writing

HW: finish page 9, compete sentence structure review

QUIZ =  Mod 2: 10/27; Mod 9: 10/26

Tue, 25 Oct.

Tue, 25 Oct.

Today we will learn how to

  • read independently and demonstrate understanding of plot and characterization.
  • quote and comment on essential story elements, particularly details related to character, mood, and theme.
  • ask insightful questions.

Activities:

  1. SSR: Silent Sustained Reading
  2. Reader Response Journal
    1. Summary of day’s reading
    2. Quote and analysis
    3. Essential question

HW: finish page 9, compete sentence structure review; QUIZ next class.

Thu, 27 Oct.

Wed, 26 Oct.

Today we will learn how to

  • write various types of sentences (simple, compound, complex, compound-complex).
  • identify and correct fragments and run-ons.

Activities:

  1. Quiz
  2. Introduction to fragments and run-ons (10)
  3. Correcting sentence fragments (11-12)

HW: finish pages 11-12, due Mod 2: 11/2; Mod 9: 11/1

Fri, 28 Oct.

Thu, 27 Oct.

Today we will learn how to

  • read independently and demonstrate understanding of plot and characterization.
  • quote and comment on essential story elements, particularly details related to character, mood, and theme.
  • ask insightful questions.

Activities:

  1. SSR: Silent Sustained Reading
  2. Reader Response Journal
    1. Summary of day’s reading
    2. Quote and analysis
    3. Essential question

HW: finish pages 11 -12, due Mod 2: 11/2; Mod 9: 11/1

Mon, 31 Oct.

Mon, 31 Oct.

Today we will learn how to

  • read independently and demonstrate understanding of plot and characterization.
  • quote and comment on essential story elements, particularly details related to character, mood, and theme.
  • ask insightful questions.

Activities:

  1. SSR: Silent Sustained Reading
  2. Reader Response Journal
    1. Summary of day’s reading
    2. Quote and analysis
    3. Essential question

HW: finish pages 11 -12, due next class

Wed, 2 Nov.

Tue, 1 Nov.

Today we will learn how to identify and correct fragments and run-ons.

Activities:

  1. Recognizing run-ons (13)
  2. Comma splices (14)
  3. Identifying and correcting run-on sentences (14-15)

HW: complete “Revising a paragraph to eliminate run-ons” (17) due next class (tomorrow)

Thu, 3 Nov.

Wed, 2 Nov.

Today we will learn how to

  • identify and correct fragments and run-ons.
  • correctly use a semicolon and a comma.

Activities:

  1. Fragments and Run-ons: Key Points (17)
  2. Comma/semicolon use (handout)
  3. Comma/semicolon practice (handout)
  4. Paragraph revision (18)

HW: complete Fixing Fragments (19-20) and Fixing Run-ons (20-21)

                                                                                due Mod 2: 11/9; Mod 9: 11/7

Fri, 4 Nov.

Fri, 4 Nov.

Today we will learn how to

  • read independently and demonstrate understanding of plot and characterization.
  • quote and comment on essential story elements, particularly details related to character, mood, and theme.
  • ask insightful questions.

Activities:

  1. SSR: Silent Sustained Reading
  2. Reader Response Journal
    1. Summary of day’s reading
    2. Quote and analysis
    3. Essential question

HW: complete Fixing Fragments (19-20) and Fixing Run-ons (20-21) by next class

Wed, 9 Nov.

Mon, 7 Nov.

Today we will learn how to

  • identify and correct fragments and run-ons.
  • correctly use a semicolon and a comma.

Activities:

  1. Review Fixing Fragments (19-20) and Fixing Run-ons (20-21)
  2. Identifying and fixing run-ons and fragments (22-24)
  3. Begin Fragment/Run-on review (handout)

HW: finish fragment/run-on review (handout), due next class

Mon, 14 Nov.

Wed, 9 Nov.

Today we will learn how to

  • identify and correct fragments and run-ons.
  • correctly use a semicolon and a comma.

Activities:

  1. Review Identifying and fixing run-ons and fragments (22-24)
  2. Review Fragment/Run-on review (handout)
  3. Sentence Fluency (handout)

HW: finish sentence fluency (handout) and TEST (fragments and run-ons)

                                                                                         Mod 2: 11/17; Mod 9: 11/16

Tue, 15 Nov.

Tue, 15 Nov.

Today we will learn how to

  • read independently and demonstrate understanding of plot and characterization.
  • quote and comment on essential story elements, particularly details related to character, mood, and theme.
  • ask insightful questions.

Activities:

  1. SSR: Silent Sustained Reading
  2. Reader Response Journal
  1. Summary of day’s reading
  2. Quote and analysis
  3. Essential question

HW: complete Fixing Fragments (19-20) and Fixing Run-ons (20-21) & TEST = next class.

Finish independent reading, and complete plot chart and character charts

                                                                                               by  Mod 2: 11/18; Mod 9: 11/17.

Thu, 17 Nov.

Wed, 16 Nov.

Today we will learn how to

  • identify and correct fragments and run-ons.
  • correctly use a semicolon and a comma.

Activities:

  1. Review Sentence Fluency/Fragments/Run-ons
  2. TEST: Identifying and Fixing Fragments and Run-ons

HW: Finish independent reading; complete plot chart and character chart by next class

Edit your summer reading essay: Eliminate all run-ons and fragments; correctly use a semi-colon at least one time… due Tuesday, 29 November.

Fri, 18 Nov.

Thu, 17 Nov.

Today we will learn how to

  • correctly use a semicolon and a comma.
  • quote and comment on essential story elements, particularly details related to character.

Activities:

  1. In-class, timed writing assignment: Character
    1. No run-ons/fragments; must correctly use a semi-colon.

HW: Complete mood chart by next class

Edit your summer reading essay: Eliminate all run-ons and fragments; correctly use a semi-colon at least one time … due Tuesday, 29 November.

 

 

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