March 30, 2023 Skills Board
1. Idiom Review:
If we have been working on a project and find ourselves back to square one, this means:
a. We need to get over to Square One Mall in Saugus as quickly as possible!
b. We need to draw more squares to make the project more decorative.
c. Things did not go as planned, and we need to start over again.
2. Idiom #2 Review:
If Juan bent over backwards for all of his friend's demands, he probably:
a. Did everything he possibly could do to help him.
b. Should definitely become an Olympic gymnast.
c. May need physical therapy soon!
3. Cause and Effect Review:
Please fill in the blank in each of the following sentences with something that could logically happen:
a. Before I met my best friend, _____________________________________________________.
b. I don't have much time in between jobs this afternoon, yet _______________________________________.
c. Even though I enjoy ice skating with friends, ___________________________________________________.
d. ________________________________________, but my favorite meal is breakfast.
e. ______________________________________________, so I will have to change the present I bought him.
4. Grammar Challenge Review:
It's time to add clauses to existing sentences! Decide which nouns in the paragraph below could use a little more information that would make the sentence more interesting! Remember: Clauses contain verbs!
Jamal found a new job. He wondered if driving to Boston would be difficult. Jamal had looked for work for a long time. He did not want to start the process all over again. After much thought, Jamal decided he would give it a try.
When you are deciding where to add appropriate clauses, think also about the meaning of this paragraph. It is not necessary to add a clause to every sentence, but it may be worthwhile to add one to sentences that appear choppy. Remember: There is a rhythm in writing and speaking--just as there is in music!
5. Literary Device Review:
Since we introduced foreshadowing during our last class, let's see if you remember how this device is used. This will be your Ticket Into Class, that will serve as a check-in for each of us!
Which of the following provides a strong example of foreshadowing (select all that apply):
a. Ivan (from The Lottery Ticket) reads a newspaper while relaxing on the couch. By the end of the story, that newspaper becomes the center of attention because it holds the answer as to whether Ivan and his wife will become very rich or not.
b. While walking down the street, Jean sees her friend Ben getting into a car (that is not his) and quickly driving away. Jean doesn't think about this until days later when she finds out that there had been a car robbery on their street, and the car Ben was driving fits that description.
c. Stan was having problems paying all his bills. One day, he sees a wallet on the street, and it is filled with cash. Stan decides that the right thing to do would be to take it to the police station, and have them find the owner. Time goes by, and one day Stan receives an envelope in the mail from someone whose name he does not recognize. He opens the envelope to discover a check for $5000, with a note from the person who owned the wallet he had found. It turns out that the owner was a very rich man, and the wallet had been a special gift to him from his parents many years earlier. Stan cannot believe his luck!
6. Latin/Greek Roots Review:
If you collaborate with your classmate, you:
a. are not getting along
b. are working together
c. are becoming great writers
When the teacher asks you to elaborate on a story you tell the class, she wants you to:
a. become an actor
b. stop telling stories
c. provide more details and information about what happened
If labor means work, then the opposite of labor could be:
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