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September 12 (83MW)

  1. 1. September 12, 2011<br />Click to let me know you are here!<br />
  2. 2. Turn in Paragraph #1 with homework/in-class work from Wednesday behind it!<br />
  3. 3. Go over Quiz #1<br />
  4. 4. Subject/Verb Agreement<br />
  5. 5. Subject/Verb Agreement<br />A complete sentence contains a subject and a verb. <br />The subject tells who or what is doing something or being something, and the verb expresses the action or links the subject to the rest of the sentence. <br />To maintain subject-verb agreement, a singular subject must have a singular verb form and a plural subject must have a plural verb form.<br />
  6. 6. Singular and Plural Verb Forms<br />A singular subject consists of one thing.<br />the student<br />A singular verb form in the present tense usually ends in –s.<br />Studies<br />The student studies for the test.<br />
  7. 7. Singular and Plural Verb Forms<br />A plural subject consists of more than one thing.<br />the students<br />A plural verb form in the present tense generally does not end in –s.<br />study<br />The students study for the test.<br /> <br />
  8. 8. Checking for Subject/Verb Agreement<br />To check for subject-verb agreement, you must first identify the subject of the sentence. Remember that prepositions and other words sometimes occur between the subject and verb. Once you identify the subject, you can add the correct verb form.<br />INCORRECT Elaine go to the amusement park. <br />CORRECT Elaine goes to the amusement park. <br />
  9. 9. Checking for Subject/Verb Agreement<br />To check for subject-verb agreement, you must first identify the subject of the sentence. Remember that prepositions and other words sometimes occur between the subject and verb. Once you identify the subject, you can add the correct verb form.<br />INCORRECT The cars swerves to avoid hitting the fence. <br />CORRECT The cars swerve to avoid hitting the fence. <br />
  10. 10. Activity 10: Identify Subject-Verb Agreement<br />Go through this quickly as a class!<br />
  11. 11. 1. This book (costs, cost) less at the store across the street.<br />costs <br />cost <br />
  12. 12. 2. The runners (competes, compete) against one another every year.<br />competes<br />compete<br />
  13. 13. 3. The door (sticks, stick) in rainy weather.<br />sticks<br />stick<br />
  14. 14. 4. The airlines (offers, offer) advice for children traveling alone.<br />offers<br />offer<br />
  15. 15. 5. Lester (works, work) as a team mascot.<br />works<br />work<br />
  16. 16. 6. Strawberries (remains, remain) fresh for only a few days.<br />remains<br />remain<br />
  17. 17. 7. Dr. Darin (sees, see) patients late in the day.<br />sees<br />see<br />
  18. 18. 8. Phoebe (drives, drive) a vintage automobile.<br />drives<br />drive<br />
  19. 19. 9. Kathy and Karen (attends, attend) an accelerated science program.<br />attends<br />attend<br />
  20. 20. 10. Dancing (is, are) a form of art, a form of exercise, and a form of recreation.<br />is<br />are<br />
  21. 21. Subject/Verb Agreement<br />To determine correct subject-verb agreement, be sure that you have correctly identified the subject. Watch out for subject pretenders such as prepositional phrases.<br />INCORRECT The bowl of cookies are on the table.<br />CORRECT The bowl of cookies is on the table. <br />
  22. 22. Activity 11: Identify Subject-Verb Agreement<br />Go through this quickly as a class!<br />
  23. 23. 2. The pieces of gum (sticks, stick) to the roof of my mouth.<br />sticks<br />stick<br />
  24. 24. 3. The cat stuck in the bushes (needs, need) to be rescued.<br />needs<br />need<br />
  25. 25. 4. The clouds on the horizon (looks, look) threatening.<br />looks<br />look<br />
  26. 26. 5. The movies that I like best (is, are) romances and thrillers.<br />is<br />are<br />
  27. 27. 6. One of the children (has, have) a bad cold.<br />has<br />have<br />
  28. 28. 8. Jennifer Lopez’s marriages (is, are) always in the news.<br />is<br />are<br />
  29. 29. 9. Remakes such as Freaky Friday often (becomes, become) more successful than the original movie.<br />becomes<br />become<br />
  30. 30. 10. My pet ferrets, whose names are George and Laura, (eats, eat) more food than I do.<br />eats<br />eat<br />
  31. 31. Indefinite Pronouns<br />Sometimes the subject of a sentence is an indefinite pronoun. Here are some singular indefinite pronouns that take singular verb forms.<br />anybody everyone nothing<br />anyone everything somebody<br />anything nobody someone<br />each no one something<br />everybody <br />
  32. 32. Examples<br />INCORRECT Each of us need to pay five dollars. <br />CORRECT Each of us needs to pay five dollars. <br />
  33. 33. Examples<br />INCORRECT Anyone know the answer. <br />CORRECT Anyone knows the answer. <br />
  34. 34. Examples<br />INCORRECT Everybody go to the movies on Friday night. <br />CORRECT Everybody goes to the movies on Friday night. <br />
  35. 35. HOW TO CHECK FOR SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT<br />Remember that singular subjects take singular verb forms, and plural subjects take plural verb forms.<br />Be sure that you have correctly identified the subject.<br />Watch out for subject pretenders, such as prepositional phrases.<br />Indefinite pronouns such as everyone, anyone, something, and no one are singular and take singular verb forms.<br />
  36. 36. 1. Nothing about that movie (is, are) worthwhile.<br />is<br />are<br />
  37. 37. 2. Everybody with a special decal (parks, park) in the same lot.<br />parks<br />park<br />
  38. 38. 3. Somebody living on my street (plays, play) loud music late at night.<br />plays<br />play<br />
  39. 39. 4. No one in that laboratory (has, have) a degree in science.<br />has<br />have<br />
  40. 40. 5. Something inside the car (makes, make) a strange clunking noise.<br />makes<br />make<br />
  41. 41. 6. Everyone in Carly’s family (speaks, speak) a foreign language.<br />speaks<br />speak<br />
  42. 42. 7. Everything remaining on the floor (does, do) not belong there.<br />does<br />do<br />
  43. 43. 8. Nobody with a new computer (uses, use) the old software.<br />uses<br />use<br />
  44. 44. 9. Someone with red lipstick (leaves, leave) smudges on the cloth napkins.<br />leaves<br />leave<br />
  45. 45. 10. Anything on the boat made of wood (requires, require) a waterproof finish. <br />requires<br />require<br />
  46. 46. Vegas Grammar Review Game<br />I will place you in groups<br />Each group will receive $200 in grammar money<br />You wager on each sentence before you see it<br />Always a $10 minimum<br />$50 maximum through sentence 5<br />$100 maximum through sentence 10<br />$200 maximum through sentence 15<br />No maximum wager through sentence 20<br />For 1 through 5, select the correct verb choice with your group’s iClicker. For 6 through 10, choose the correct conjugation of the verb in parentheses at the end of the sentence. For 11 through 20, write the subject(s), verb(s), and label the verb(s) as action (A), linking (L), or helping (H).<br />If you have the answer correct, I will check your work. If you have all of the prepositions and phrases correct as well, you win your wager. If you answer incorrectly, I take your money.<br />The group with the most money after sentence 20 wins three extra credit points.<br />
  47. 47. Example<br />
  48. 48. He (is/are) funny.<br />is<br />are <br />
  49. 49. 1. The man in the black pants (has/have) my dog. <br />has<br />have<br />
  50. 50. 2. Neither of the girls (is/are) ready for the swim meet.<br />is<br />are<br />
  51. 51. 3. Anyone (know/knows) the answer to the question.<br />know<br />knows<br />
  52. 52. 4. One of the pandas (is/are) sick.<br /> is<br /> are<br />
  53. 53. 5. Everyone selected to serve on this jury (has/have) to be willing to give up a lot of time.<br /> has<br /> have<br />
  54. 54. New Rules<br />For 6 through 10, choose the correct conjugation of the verb in parentheses.<br />
  55. 55. 6. Isabel has _______________________ to sing with a rock band. (begin)<br /> began<br /> begun<br />beginned<br />begunned<br />beganned<br />
  56. 56. 7. Last night, Charlie ___________ a lot of coffee to stay awake. (drink)<br /> drunk<br />drinked<br /> drank<br />drunked<br />dranked<br />
  57. 57. 8. The guests had ____________so much food that they had no room for dessert. (eat)<br /> ate<br />eated<br />aten<br /> eaten<br />ated<br />
  58. 58. 9. Patrick has _______________ for the day. (leave)<br />leaft<br /> leaved<br /> leave<br />leved<br />left<br />
  59. 59. 10. I _________ him at the store yesterday. (see)<br /> seen<br />sawl<br /> saw<br /> seed<br /> sees<br />
  60. 60. New Rules<br />For 11 through 20, write the subject(s), verb(s), and label the verb(s) as action (A), linking (L), or helping (H).<br />
  61. 61. Sentence #11<br />The waitress looks tired.<br />L<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  62. 62. Sentence #12<br />The cat jumped onto the sofa and slept away.<br />A<br />Time!<br />A<br />10 seconds!<br />
  63. 63. Sentence #13<br />June is helping Bill with his homework.<br />H<br />A<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  64. 64. Sentence #14<br />Allison and Meghan would sing at every restaurant in town.<br />A<br />Time!<br />H<br />10 seconds!<br />
  65. 65. Sentence #15<br />Jacob felt the crisp breeze on his ears.<br />A<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  66. 66. Sentence #16<br />Declan began to walk to the supermarket, but forgot his wallet.<br />A<br />Time!<br />A<br />10 seconds!<br />
  67. 67. Sentence #17<br />Jackson could play baseball with his friends or go with his mom to the zoo.<br />A<br />H<br />Time!<br />A<br />10 seconds!<br />
  68. 68. Sentence #18<br />Brian’s kitchen stinks like moldy cheese.<br />A<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  69. 69. Sentence #19<br />In the middle of the alley under an old, wet newspaper with torn pages lay the puppy.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />A<br />
  70. 70. Sentence #20<br />The boy must have been running after the ball.<br />H<br />H<br />H<br />Time!<br />A<br />10 seconds!<br />
  71. 71. Paragraph #2 prompt<br />
  72. 72. The curious incident of the dog in the night-time<br />
  73. 73. The curious incident of the dog in the night-time<br />Video Clip<br />
  74. 74. The curious incident of the dog in the night-time<br />Q5: Do you know what the terms autism and Asperger mean?<br />Yes<br />Sort of<br />No<br />
  75. 75. Background to the curious incident of the dog in the night-time<br />
  76. 76. Background of Mark Haddon<br />Born in 1962 in Northampton<br />Worked with autistic children in the eighties, before the term autism was commonly used<br />First book (2003)<br />
  77. 77. The Story<br />About an autistic boy<br />Lives with his father<br />Investigating the murder of his neighbor’s dog<br />
  78. 78. The Setting<br />Takes place around April 1998<br />Swindon, England<br />Middle-class family<br />
  79. 79. The Main Character<br />Christopher John Francis Boone<br />15 years old<br />Asperger’s Syndrome<br />Whole book is told from his perspective (first-person point of view)<br />
  80. 80. Homework<br />Study for your quiz<br />Rough draft of Paragraph #2<br />

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