Summer Review Work
May 27, 2021
Good Evening Classes!
Just a quick note to tell you all that this is the page I will be building over the next couple of days for the purpose of reviewing important skills you have learned this year. All the links and resources I have shown you, as well as some new ones, will appear on this page for easy access. Be sure to check back often throughout the summer for new activities! I look forward to working with you this way!
May 29, 2021
Here is a quick reading comprehension assignment to work on until this web page is ready! You will notice that I added my own directions in red for additional work to complete. Enjoy, and check back soon!
*Daily Reading Comp. Great Games of Scotland p. 4
May 30, 2021
Happy Sunday, Everyone!
Here are some more resources to get you started!
- Classic Short Stories This is the resource we used to read "The Necklace," and "The Lottery Ticket" among others. Feel free to browse the site; you may wish to read "The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty, which is known for its ironic ending. Remember that you can highlight words you do not know and add them to your personal dictionary after you define them. Also, look up Liam O'Flaherty's background by clicking on his name! Knowing about an author's life can help you understand why he writes in a particular style or why he focuses on certain themes.
- Dependent and Independent Clauses - The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation (grammarbook.com) This link will lead you to some helpful review work on the two types of clauses we have studied and the benefits of using each!
- Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s… | Poetry Foundation Here is a link to that beautiful "Sonnet 18" from "The Bard," Shakespeare. Review it for rhyme scheme, poetic devices, the ending couplet, the number of syllables per line (meter and feet) and accented and unaccented syllables that all add up to iambic pentameter! Then try a sonnet of your own -- feel free to send it to me from the Writing Page form, and I will check it out for you!
- Editing Checklist (d101vc9winf8ln.cloudfront.net) Review this editing checklist for all the basic ways to make your writing become more polished.
- *Daily Reading Comp. History of Vaccines p. 43.pdf Try out this comprehension assignment on the history of vaccines. Notice that I annotated the page with things to look for and do!
- Quiz & Worksheet - Prime Meridian | Study.com After reviewing the Geography materials I sent to you by email this morning, why not try this quiz to see how much you truly understood?! If you did not yet open the attachments, here is a quick link for the Prime Meridian information. What is the Prime Meridian? - Definition, Facts & Location - Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com. You can actually click on the quiz from this page as well.
- Here is a fun creative writing idea for you to try out: Creative Writing Prompt (5).pdf
June 2, 2021
Hope you are enjoying these first days of June. I heard it's going to really heat up soon!
Below you will find a nice blog from Grammarbook.com that reviews what we have learned about clauses this year. Read it carefully to be sure you remember how each type of clause is used to create effective sentences.
[Note: I do not have the class subscription for the summer months, but we can access everything else, including free quizzes and blog posts that are filled with information.]
What Are Subordinate Clauses? - The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation (grammarbook.com)
Directions: After you have read it carefully, decide if the following examples are subordinate or independent clauses:
1. By the time I get to class ___________________________________________
2. In the morning when I first wake up ___________________________________________
3. I cannot believe it is finally summer vacation! ____________________________________________
4. Did I tell you what happened to me yesterday? _____________________________________________
Directions: Now look at each blue section of each sentence below. Decide if it is a subordinate or independent clause.
1. Before Sara could say another word, Tam hung up. ____________________________________________
2. I was looking for my keys all morning, so I was late for the train. ____________________________________________
3. While I was waiting for the bus, my friend pulled up in her new car. ___________________________________________
4. When I see you next week, we can go out for lunch. ________________________________________________
5. Do you want to try Trattoria Amalfi, or would you rather return to Tuscan Kitchen? _______________________________
6. I know it's getting late, but I just want to watch one more episode! ________________________________________________
7. I am in no hurry to leave the beach today! _____________________________________________________________________
8. Please list the conjunction from sentence two. __________________________________________________________________
9. Please list the conjunction from sentence five. __________________________________________________________________
10. Which sentence does not have a conjunction? Explain. __________________________________________________________
Can you create a sentence of your own that contains both a subordinate and an independent clause?
Challenge: Can you add an appositive to one of the sentences above?
June 16, 2021
I hope you are all enjoying today's beautiful weather and are still finding time to do some school work and to read every day!
Today I found a great blog on Grammarbook.com that can serve as a guide to lots of tricky grammar rules regarding the correct use of punctuation within a quote.
You can access it right here: Punctuation in a Quote - The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation (grammarbook.com)
Be sure to take the "Pop Quiz" that follows (with answers also following further down the page).
In addition, take a moment to read the following article that also addresses punctuation:
Quotation Marks | Rules and Examples (grammarbook.com)
Try the two quizzes at the very bottom of the page (under the section "Are you ready for the quiz?"). Be sure to let me know how you did!
For extra Reading Comprehension practice, why not print the following pages and try them out:
Daily Reading Comp. Grinding Grain Through Middle Ages p. 42.pdf
Daily Reading Comp. Babe Could It Really Happen p. 41.pdf
Daily Reading Comp. Wild Diet Crazes p. 40.pdf
June 19, 2021
A very happy Juneteenth to you all! Please take a moment to read the corresponding Newsela article that gives us much more insight into today's celebration. The link below will take you directly to the article!
Here is the link: Newsela | Binder
Enjoy the day!