Grammar

I class we listened/Watched a video about the Active and Passive voices, to go into more depth the story was about a detective investigating a puppy napping for a women who’s uncle count leroy the fourth is a evil mastermind who had lot’s of diamonds in a safe before he was captured and sent to jail for his crimes the women decided to encrust the diamonds into a doggy collar for her dog and then he got puppy napped by the women’s uncle count leroy the fourth who had recently escaped from prison and had comeback for his money and since it was around the neck of the dog he had to take the dog to leaving behind  behind only a handkerchief with only CLIV on it which later on we find out stands for Count Leroy the Fourth in roman numerals. But what we learned from the video is that the active voice is much more effective in communicating the point because it has the subject before the verb, for example “My uncle Count Leroy the Fourth built my house like a castle”. Count Leroy being the subject and “built” being the action or verb. The passive voice is the exact opposite of the active voice by this I mean that the verb comes before the subject in the sentence and sometimes the subject isn’t event mentioned the in the sentence, for example ” My house was built like a castle by my uncle Count Leroy the Fourth.

23/09/2014

Commas

1. Commas should never replace periods

2.When you have a word like however you are supposed to put a comma before and after it.

Dialogue Punctuation

1.Interrupted

“Hello,” Joe called, “Is anyone Home?”

2.Uninterrupted

“Hello is anyone home,” Joe called.

3.Comma Rule

After a speech the writer must put a comma at the end of the speech and before the closing quotation mark

4.Exclamation mark

Exclamation marks can replace commas and periods

5.Question mark

Question marks can replace commas and periods

6.Changing Speakers

When changing speaker start a new paragraph to make it more clear.

Tenses Table

Types of Sentences:

Simple: Simple Sentence is also called an independent clause, contains a subject and a verb, it communicates a complete thought.

Ex.

The teacher (subject) stared (verb) at Andrew (object). The object is not necessary for the sentence to make complete sense.

Compound: A compound sentence is a sentence made up of to simple sentences or independent clauses. They are connected to each other by coordinating  junctures or Fanboys.

For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, and So

Complex: Made up of many different clauses. At least one of the clauses is the main clause which contains the main information in the sentence There will also be subordinate clauses containing extra information in the sentence. A subordinate clause cannot make sense by itself.

Goals

Quarter 1 Reading goal: I have promised myself that I will read 10 books by the end of the quarter.

Evidence I will see if I have accomplished this by the end of the Quarter, Reading Log

Quarter 1 Writing goal: I have promised my self that I will get a Exceeding Expectations on the conventions section of one of my pieces of writing.

Evidence it will be on the rubric or on schoolology

 

Quarter 2 Reading Goal: I have promised myself that I will read 15 new books by the end of the quarter.

Evidence I will see if I have accomplished this by the end of the Quarter, Reading Log

Quarter 2 Writing Goal: Since I did not accomplish it in the first Quarter I will try again to get an meeting expectations in conventions on any piece of my writing.

 

Quarter 3 Reading  Goal: Read equal to 15 books and write 5 words on word wall for each book.

Evidence: Reading Log and Words Wall

Quarter 3 Writing Goal: Since I did not accomplish it in the first Quarter 1 or 2 will try again to get an meeting expectations in conventions on any piece of my writing.

Evidence: Powerschool and rubrics from all assessments.

Quarter 4 Reading Goal: Read equal to 20 books and write 5 words on word wall for each book.

 Evidence: Reading Log and Words Wall

Quarter 4 Writing Goal: Since I did not accomplish it in the first Quarter 1, 2, or 3 will try again to get an meeting expectations in conventions on any piece of my writing.

Evidence: Powerschool and rubrics from all assessments.

 

 

1.Oral Presentation

2.Oral Presentation

2.Oral Presentation Rubric

3.Oral Presentation

4. 123, and 4

5. Goal’s Q4 Presentation

Writing

Over the past few days we have read personal narratives by world renowned authors and completed brainstorming stories/personal narratives of our own I myself have brainstormed some the stupidest things I’ve done in my life and some the most Embarrassing things I’ve ever done in my life.

 

Formative Writing Assessment

 

Summative Writing Assesment

 

Charlie Persuasive Essay Jigsaw

 

Persuasive Essay #2

 

Military Spending Summative

 

Everything has its Costs

 

Post-It Note Page: Outsiders Planning

 

Outsiders Essay

Wonder Words Wall

Ice Fall:

Fjord: Geologically, a fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by glacial erosion.

Hall: A name used for the huge structures that the Vikings built

Bird of Odin: A Raven

AllFather : Refers to any supreme god of that particular region

Beserker: Men who have sworn there lives to Odin

 

Set in Darkness:

 

Parliament

Liaison

Giver Vocabulary Quiz

Outsiders Vocabulary Test