Today's Lessons Page will cover a variety of skills, with lots of review work and some new items thrown in, as well! Remember that these opening days are truly an overview of what is to come. Everything we learn in class will be reviewed many times to be sure you have grasped the concept! I am so proud of the work you have already completed, and I can't wait to see what you turn in next!
Directions: Please answer each question carefully, sometimes filling in a blank, circling a true or false answer, or writing a short explanation.
1. What do we call the noun that completes the main action in a sentence? _______________________________
2. A twist in language, such as the expression "We are all in the same boat," is known as an ________________
3. True False The word "happiness" is a noun.
4. True False If you put antifreeze in your car, it will stop the water in your radiator from freezing.
5. Find the subjects in the following sentences:
7. Why does a proper noun begin with a capital letter? ________________________________________________
8. Name one new word you have learned this week that you have already (or will) put in your personal dictionary. What does it mean? ____________________________________________________________________
9. What are you reading this week? If you are not reading anything at the moment, make the decision to go to the bookstore or the library, and take out books you know you will enjoy! _______________________________
10. This sentence is incorrect. Rewrite it correctly on the line next to it.
All the boys in Cheryl's class enjoys video games. ____________________________________________________
Answer: It is an important part of my day.
Please finish this story starter.
Every seat was taken, and now I stood there wondering why I had even come.__________________________
NOTE: Are all your sentences set up using the correct form? Did you use capital letters and punctuation marks as needed.
narrator -- the person who is telling a story
fiction -- an untrue story; a story that comes from the writer's imagination
nonfiction -- a story that is true and has actually happened
point of view -- the viewpoint from which a story is told
a. Would you rather read a fiction or a nonfiction book? Please tell why.
b. Why would using a different point of view change a story?
6. Would you rather have be the narrator in a book, the writer, or the illustrator? Tell why.
Main Characters vs. Minor Characters
Do you think it is important for authors to include minor characters in their stories? ______________________________________________________________________________________________
We will read about this in our language arts book in a moment! We will also talk about the types of characters in many of the stories you read!
The new director at SCALE understood what adult learners go through, and she mentioned that they already have a lot on their plate.
What do you think this means? ______________________________________________________________________
Bonus: Is it literal or figurative language? ___________________________________________________________