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Grammar Lesson #1
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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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!