I hope you are all doing well as we head into the summer months. In this section, you will find the Blackboard Skills we copy and discuss at the beginning of every in-person class. This website will be no different:) I suggest you keep a notebook and copy items down for future reference. You can also post answers by clicking and typing directly under the "Comments" section on each lesson's page! In this way, I can check this website and correct your answers, if you would like.
I realize that classes have just ended for the 2019-2020 school year, but this does not mean that learning has! I encourage you to keep working on the skills that will help you in all your goals! Assignments will also be added to our Newsela, Scholastic, and Grammarbook classroom sites, but information for sites we use will be listed on the Resources page on this website. You will be able to access anything you need to view directly from this site. This will keep all our activities in one spot, our new, one-stop classroom, BacktotheBlackboard.com !
Idiom of the Day:
She tried hard to make ends meet during the pandemic and was successful because of her persistence!
Question and Answer:
Answer: It is the literary term that describes when a writer gives human qualities to inanimate objects in order to add interest and reader connection to a text.
[Remember to form a question that fits with the answer provided. Be sure that whatever you decide upon is phrased correctly. You can say both your question and the answer out loud to check to see how it sounds and whether it makes sense!]
Today's work centers around the usage of you're and your. Many people confuse the two, but they mean totally different things! Be sure that when you use you're, you know you are actually using the contraction for the words you are. When you use your, please understand that this is a possessive pronoun that is used as an adjective.
Examples of each are:
I hope you're enjoying this new website.
[You can substitute you are for you're, which helps us know this is the correct choice.
The sentence could read: I hope you are enjoying this new website.]
Is this your new car?
[The word your now refers to ownership, as in the fact that the car might belong to you.]
Try the following exercises to see how you do! Remember always to list your name and answers on the "Comments: section below!
1. (You're, Your) not going to believe what happened!
2. (You're, Your) one of the hardest workers I have ever known!
3. Is this (you're, your) first time taking this test?
4. How are (you're, your) friends doing during this unsettling situation?
5. What is (you're, your) favorite in-home activity right now?
6. This is (you're, your) first exercise on the Back to the Blackboard site!
7. "(You're, Your) kidding me!" John said when told the price of the new car.
8. "(You're, Your) car is worth the money," the dealer told him patiently.
9. (You're, Your) moms and grandmothers were honored yesterday.
10. Do you know (you're, your) work is a reflection of you?