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    • August 30, 2011
    • Turn in your syllabus agreement if you haven’t already done so
    • Change in Office Hours
      My office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays will change to 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
      Please make a note of this on your syllabus
    • Grammar Lesson #1
    • Subjects
    • Subjects
      The subject tells who or what is doing something or being something.
      Usually the subject is a noun—a person, place, or thing. (Fred, San Francisco, chair)
      A subject can also be a pronoun—a word that takes the place of a noun. (he, she, it, they)
      Wilbur laughs.
      He is in a good mood.
    • Compound Subjects
      Sometimes a sentence has more than one subject.
      A subject with more than one part is called a compound subject.
      Abid and Sam cooked the meal.
      The monkey and the lion helped the princess.
    • Activity 1: Add Subjects
      When you are finished with the activity press any button on your i>Clicker!
    • Activity 1: Add Subjects
      My ________ works at the post office.
      The _________ complained about the cold weather.
      _______ and _______ worked together on the project.
      Every ________ deserves lots of love.
      _______ attended the soccer game.
      father
      mailman
      Marilee
      Anna
      child
      Barney
    • Activity 1: Add Subjects
      The colorful ________ made the room much prettier.
      This ________ needs your attention immediately.
      Jamiel’s __________ was due at 10:00 a.m. on Friday.
      ______ and ______ go rock climbing in New Mexico.
      The ________ employs many undergraduate students.
      painting
      project
      homework
      Jessica
      Lionel
      library
    • Subject Pretenders
      Sometimes the subject of a sentence is hard to identify because of a subject pretender.
      One type of subject pretender is a prepositional phrase, which begins with a preposition.
    • Prepositions
      A preposition is a word that expresses how other words are related in time, space, or another sense.
    • Common Prepositions
      Look at your list of prepositions
      Make sure you are able to recognize a preposition for the first quiz
    • Activity 2: Add Prepositions
      When you are finished with the activity press any button on your i>Clicker!
    • Activity 2: Add Prepositions
      into
      The swimmer dove ______ the pool.
      The novel Beloved was written ______ Toni Morrison.
      Kendra wears several bracelets ______ her left wrist.
      Evan bought a car _____ the Internet.
      ______ her last class, Berta eats her lunch.
      by
      on
      on
      Before
    • Activity 2: Add Prepositions
      at
      Malcom goes to sleep every night ___ midnight.
      Hiding your house key ______ the doormat is a bad idea.
      Jessica had Dr. Chen _____ her statistics professor
      Entering the office, Bruce suspected everyone had been talking _____ him.
      Every day, the children walked ____ a house that they thought was haunted.
      under
      for
      about
      by
    • Prepositional Phrases
      A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition and its object.
      The object is a noun or a pronoun, together with any words that describe or refer to the object.
    • Activity 3: Write Prepositional Phrases
      When you are finished with the activity press any button on your i>Clicker!
    • Activity 3: Write Prepositional Phrases
      Isaac bought his computer __________________________.
      My humanities group meets _________________.
      Songs ____________ are very popular.
      The children ate the cookies that they found ______________.
      When the power failed, I was ________________.
      before the big sale
      after class
      about love
      on the counter
      in the attic
    • Activity 3: Write Prepositional Phrases
      Before the concert
      _________________, James practiced his guitar.
      _________________, the mechanic repaired the van.
      Zaini caught the bus ___________.
      The sparrows flew _____________________.
      Everyone walked home _______________.
      During the storm
      at the mall
      over the power lines
      after the recital
    • Prepositional Phrases
      A prepositional phrase cannot be the subject of a sentence.
      You can cross out prepositional phrases to help you figure out the subject of a sentence.
    • Prepositional Phrases
      The doctor from next door bandaged my knee.
      Circle prepositions.
      Line out the prepositional phrase.
      Now decide who or what is doing something or being something.
      The doctor is the subject because
      he is doing the bandaging.
    • Prepositional Phrases
      The girl in the doorway looks like my niece.
      Circle prepositions.
      Line out the prepositional phrase.
      Now decide who or what is doing something or being something.
      The girl is the subject because
      she is looking.
    • Prepositional Phrases
      The bell on the steeple of the church rang three times.
      Circle prepositions.
      Line out the prepositional phrase.
      Now decide who or what is doing something or being something.
      The bell is the subject because
      it is doing the ringing.
    • Prepositional Phrases
      One of my favorite comic strips in the Sunday paper is Peanuts.
      Circle prepositions.
      Line out the prepositional phrase.
      Now decide who or what is doing something or being something.
      One is the subject because
      it is being something.
    • Activity 4: Identify Prepositional Phrases
      When you are finished with the activity press any button on your i>Clicker!
    • Activity 4: Identify Prepositional Phrases
      The tenants down the hall are seldom home.
      Darryl bought a used car for three thousand dollars.
      The flowers in that yard need to be watered.
      After the midterm, the biology class became more difficult.
      Inside those boxes, you will find my old textbooks.
    • Activity 4: Identify Prepositional Phrases
      The guests at the party appreciated the DJ.
      Without his friends, Rashid felt somewhat shy.
      The information from that Web site is not very reliable.
      The questions on the worksheet covered the last seven chapters.
      Two of Kristina’s best friends joined a sorority.
    • Reading journal
    • The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
    • The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
      Q1: What do you think of when you see this picture?
    • The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
      Q2: If you read the title of the book, what comes to mind?
    • The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
      Q3: What do you think the book is about?
    • The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
      Video Clip
      Q4: After seeing the clip, write down what you think the book is about, and discuss it with your neighbor (work in pairs). Use keywords.
    • The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
      Q5: Do you know what the terms autism and Asperger mean?
      Yes
      Sort of
      No
    • Background to the curious incident of the dog in the night-time
    • Background of Mark Haddon
      Born in 1962 in Northampton
      Worked with autistic children in the eighties, before the term autism was commonly used
      First book (2003)
    • The Story
      About an autistic boy
      Lives with his father
      Investigating the murder of his neighbor’s dog
    • The Setting
      Takes place around April 1998
      Swindon, England
      Middle-class family
    • The Main Character
      Christopher John Francis Boone
      15 years old
      Asperger’s Syndrome
      Whole book is told from his perspective (first-person point of view)
    • Introduction of Diagnostic Essay
    • Homework
      Bring your dictionary for the diagnostic essay
      You will receive a check mark in the gradebook for this!