NOTE: You may be working on these lesson plans in an order that is different from what I've programmed, which is fine, but I do have an additional assignment that will help you as you learn about the appositive. Please go to the Skills Page on this website, and scroll down until you reach an overview of exactly what the appositive is. Read it carefully (as a class, if possible), and maybe try out some appositives of your own. They are one of the best ways to expand your sentences (and your writing) in an interesting way!
And Now for Today's Skills:
I. Idiom: She was worried about making mistakes as she learned how to play the guitar, but her mom had always told her these words: "It's not how you start; it's how you finish!"
Take a moment to write down what you think this idiom means (or discuss it as a class)!
2. Idiom #2: Christo wished he hadn't taken this particular job, but he knew you can't cry over spilt milk. He would just need to find something he enjoyed much more!
Note: What are your thoughts about this idiom? Have you ever been in this situation yourself? Write about it!
3. Question and Answer: Remember to create a question that can be answered...by the answer shown!
Answer: It is a literary device in which you exaggerate something to give it more meaning.
4. What is an important piece of information you learned about the Iditarod race (if you were able to read about it yesterday in class)? Write this information down and be sure you include a second or third sentence that explains why you made this choice.
5. Also (if you read about the Iditarod yesterday), name the largest state in our country, which is the one where the Iditarod takes place each year! (Note: If you haven't read about it, please do so today! The race is starting this weekend!)
6. Active Passive The bike was won by my cousin.
7. Active Passive Tom threw the football across the field.
8. Active Passive The football was caught by the receiver.
9. Active Passive Write your answers in your notebooks.
10. Bonus that goes with #9: What is the subject of the above sentence?
11. List one word and its meaning that you learned this week from our study of Greek/Latin roots.
12. True False "It's" is a contraction.
13. I had (drive, drove, driven) around the block ten times looking for a parking spot.
14. The name given to words that sound alike but are spelled differently and mean different things is
(cellphone, homophone, telephone).
15. In the following sentence, what is the cause and what is the effect:
I studied so hard for the test that I happily received an A!
Note: Remember that the cause comes first! Which action in the sentence above had to have taken place first?