Independent Writing Project; Appositive Worksheet

7 Oct

Quick Write: Would you prefer to be told the ugly truth or pretty lies?

Independent Writing Project

Today we will learn about the Independent Writing Project. Here is the list of 365 Creative Writing Prompts.

Appositive Worksheet

Complete the Appositive Worksheet.

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Fix Me Friday; Class Participation Self Evaluation and Progress Reports

4 Oct

(Un)Fix Me Friday – Deconstructing Appositives

Break each sentence into smaller sentences.

  1. I have to face Mitch, the most intimidating player on the other team.
  2. Egon, the most intelligent Ghostbuster, thinks there is paranormal activity in the gym.
  3. Bring the article to Anna, the magazine’s editor, and she will tell you what to fix.

Self Evaluation!

Class Participation: Evaluate your class participation using this worksheet.

Progress Reports: Progress Reports go out next week. What do you think you deserve? Let me know on this worksheet!

Appositive Worksheet: When you are finished, complete the Appositive Worksheet. Circle the Appositive in each answer you give!

Vocabulary Connection Charts: If you have time, take out your folder of vocabulary connection charts. Look back at past weeks and add as much as you can. You may share ideas with other classmates.

New Skill: The Appositive!

3 Oct

New Skill! The Appositive

Here are today’s notes on Combining Sentences Using Appositives.

Vocabulary; Failure

2 Oct

Quick Write: Write about a time you failed at something. How did it feel? Did you learn anything?

Wednesday Wisdom

Two Word (Wednesday)

Today’s words are Ostentatious and Virtue, from our 9th Grade Vocabulary List.

We will complete our Connection Chart. And don’t forget to think about your Real World Vocabulary assignment.

Fix Me Friday

27 Sep

Make sure you submit your Tone/Image Place Description on Google Classroom!

Fix Me Friday

Autumn, also know as fall in north American English, is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn is cooler than summer. In fall their’s the color change in leaves and the harvest. The date of the beggining of autumn varies according to climate, tradition, and culture. when its autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, it is Spring in the southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.

Independent Reading

Today during Independent Reading look for the use of imagery, descriptions using the five senses. Independent Reading Logs.

Use Sensory Imagery in Your Tone Place Descriptions

26 Sep

Period 3 go to: A205
Period 4 go to: Library

Add Imagery to Your Tone Place Descriptions

Revise your Tone Place Description Assignment in Google Classroom. Add in some sensory imagery to make it more exciting. Use our Advanced Imagery techniques too! (check notes below).

Show Where You Used Imagery and Tone with Comments

Wherever you used Tone or Imagery, make a comment on your paper. Instructions on adding comments are below. Comments should follow this format:

“Imagery: (sense you are using)”

“Tone: (emotion you are using)”

“Weaving action w/ description”

How to Add Comments in Google Docs

In a document on which you have editing or commenting rights, highlight or place your cursor next to the text, image, cell, or slide to which you want to add a comment. Click either the comment icon in the toolbar or the one that appears on the righthand side of the document.

A comment box opens up. Type in your comment and then click “Comment” to submit your notes.

Imagery: Use the five senses to describe your place.

  • Sight
  • Sound
  • Taste
  • Touch
  • Smell

Weave the action with the descriptions. 

  • Sentence Structure: As (noun) (verb), …
    Ex: As Mr. Funk read the example, Marvin was playing Cup Pong with four other students in the class.
    Ex: As the dog barked, the burglar tried to quiet him with a piece of hamburger.
  • Sentence Structure: Start sentence with words like “during,” “while,” “before,” “after.”
    Ex: After the lights went out, everyone in the elevator panicked.
    Ex: While the fire alarm rang through the building, the firefighter rushed in to save people.
  • Sentence Structure: Start sentences with “-ing” words.
    Ex: Running through the woods, Mr. Funk made his escape from the gang of angry students.
    Ex: Digging through her backpack, Janet pretended to search for the homework she knew she didn’t do.

(Here are the full imagery notes)

Advanced Imagery

25 Sep

Quick Write: You just earned $100! How will you use it and why?

Tomorrow: period 3 go to A205; period 4 go to library.

Advanced Imagery

We have learned about imagery, which is descriptive language that uses any of the five sense.  Today we will discuss some more advanced uses of the skill. Review this Writer’s Digest article.

Advanced Imagery Techniques

Don’t stop the story to give descriptions. Instead, weave your descriptions into the action.

Instead of: He shook Hulk Hogan’s hand.  Hogan’s hands were calloused and tough from the years of training , body slams and grappling.
Write: As he shook Hulk Hogan’s hand, he could feel the years of training, body slams and grappling in the callouses of Hogan’s palms.

In the first example, there is action then the description follows, slowing down the pace of the story. In the second, there is action and description at the same time, The second example is better because it weaves the action and description together, keeping the story moving.

How to Weave Descriptions and Actions together

Sentence Structure: As (noun) (verb), …

Ex: As Mr. Funk read the example, Marvin was playing Cup Pong with four other students in the class.

Ex: As the dog barked, the burglar tried to quiet him with a piece of hamburger.

Sentence Structure: Start sentence with words like “during,” “while,” “before,” “after.”

Ex: After the lights went out, everyone in the elevator panicked.

Ex: While the fire alarm rang through the building, the firefighter rushed in to save people.

Sentence Structure: Start sentences with “-ing” words.

Ex: Running through the woods, Mr. Funk made his escape from the gang of angry students.

Ex: Digging through her backpack, Janet pretended to search for the homework she knew she didn’t do.