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September 7 (83MW)

  1. 1. September 6, 2011<br />If you were not here on Wednesday, see me to register your i>Clicker<br />
  2. 2. Turn in your reading journal<br />
  3. 3. Quiz<br />
  4. 4. I am still missing syllabus agreements from the following people:<br />Angelica Andrade<br />Amalia Martinez<br />Jose Perez<br />Alma Prado<br />Desiree Vaughn<br />Taylor Weldon<br />
  5. 5. Verb Tense and Irregular Verbs<br />
  6. 6. Verb Tense<br />The tense of a verb shows the time that the action or condition takes place. <br />The three basic tenses in English are present, past, and future.<br />
  7. 7. Present Tense<br />The present tense shows an action or condition taking place at the time the writer is writing. The present tense can also show an action.<br />Bruce has a big kitchen.<br />He cooks every evening.<br />
  8. 8. Past Tense<br />The past tense shows something that began and ended in the past. To form the past tense of most verbs, use the –edform of the verb.<br />Last week, Bruce cooked for his friends and family.<br />
  9. 9. Future Tense<br />The future tense shows something that will take place or will probably take place. To form the future tense, use will or be going to and the present tense of the verb.<br />I will learn the periodic table next week.<br />These studies are going to make a difference in my grade.<br />
  10. 10. Stay in the Same Tense!<br />As a general rule, stay with the tense you begin with at the start of a paragraph unless the time you are talking about changes. <br />Avoid shifting from one tense to another for no reason, because these shifts may confuse your readers.<br />
  11. 11. Activity 8: Correct Awkward Shifts in Verb Tense<br />Edit the following paragraph to correct unnecessary shifts in verb tense. The first sentence in the paragraph is correct.<br />Manny collects antique bottles. He will buy bottles if he liked them, but he prefers to find them in the ground. He will find bottles everywhere. However, he has the best luck at construction sites on old farmland. Often, bottles appeared on the surface after a good rain. He will use special tools for excavating bottles, including a set of brushes. He did not want to break the bottles as he removed them from the ground. After finding a new bottle, Manny will add it to his display case.<br />
  12. 12. Irregular Verbs<br />Irregular verbs are verbs whose past tense and past participles do not end in –edbut are formed in a variety of other ways. As a result, they are often misused or misspelled. <br />Review the forms of irregular verbs so you won’t make errors.<br />
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  14. 14. Activity 9: Use regular and irregular verbs<br />Use your iClicker to choose a verb for each sentence.<br />
  15. 15. 1. When he was little, Jaime _______________________ his money in a shoe box. (keep)<br />keeped<br />kept<br />keept<br />kepped<br />kepted<br />
  16. 16. 2. Isabel has _______________________with a rock band for five years. (sing)<br />singed <br />sanged<br />sang<br />sung<br />sunged<br />
  17. 17. 3. Last semester, Charlie ___________________ about his grades. (worry)<br />worried<br />worryed<br />worryied<br />worryd<br />worred<br />
  18. 18. 4. Yesterday morning, the actors _________________very convincing in their costumes. (look)<br />looked<br />lookt<br />loked<br />lookied<br />lookd<br />
  19. 19. 5. Patrick and Hugh have __________________ music at every school in town. (teach)<br />teached<br />teacht<br />taught<br />taughted<br />teachered<br />
  20. 20. 6. Experts say that the ocean liner Titanic ________________ because it was badly made. (sink)<br />sinked<br />sunk<br />sunked<br />sanked<br />sank<br />
  21. 21. 7. My grandfather _______________________ that picture when he was twelve years old. (draw)<br />drawed<br />drew<br />drawn<br />drewed<br />drawned<br />
  22. 22. 8. Who has _______________ my car without my permission? (drive)<br />drived<br />drove<br />droved<br />driven<br />drivened<br />
  23. 23. 9. The brothers ____________________ for hours at the family reunion last August. (talk)<br />talked<br />talken<br />telk<br />talkt<br />told<br />
  24. 24. 10. Sigrid has ___________________ Naomi for her lab partner. (choose)<br />choosed<br />choosen<br />chosen<br />chose<br />chosened<br />
  25. 25. Writing Exercise<br />Write short paragraph describing in detail your worst experience at a restaurant <br />Revise and write the paragraph about the same incident only this time write to a person who was eating with you<br />Revise and write about the same incident, but this time write to someone in the future you don’t know who could benefit from the story<br />
  26. 26. Writing Exercise<br />Revise and write the paragraph about the same incident only this time write to a person who was eating with you<br />Revise and write about the same incident, but this time write to someone in the future you don’t know who could benefit from the story<br />
  27. 27. Writing Exercise<br />Who was the audience of your first paragraph?<br />Why does it matter?<br />Which paragraph was the most personal? <br />Which was the most impersonal?<br />Which paragraph has the most details?<br />Audience is one of the two most important aspects of writing.<br />
  28. 28. Writing Exercise<br />Go back and try to determine the purpose for each paragraph. What were you trying to do with your writing?<br />Purpose is the second of the two most important aspects of writing.<br />You must know for whom you are writing and why you are writing!<br />
  29. 29. Paragraph #1<br />Due Monday<br />Must be typed<br />Worth 10 points<br />Write the same paragraph, but this time keep your audience (the class and I) and purpose (to demonstrate how you dealt with a difficult situation) in mind<br />
  30. 30. “Good Grammar Gets the Girl”<br />
  31. 31. “Good Grammar Gets the Girl”<br />
  32. 32. “Good Grammar Gets the Girl”<br />
  33. 33. Annotations<br />What to Annotate in a Text<br />Memorable statements or important points<br />Key terms or concepts<br />Central issues or themes<br />Examples that support a main point<br />Unfamiliar words<br />Questions you have about a point or passage<br />Your responses to a specific point or passage<br />
  34. 34. Go over diagnostic essays<br />
  35. 35. Diagnostic Essays<br />You will receive your essay back<br />Stapled behind it is a sheet<br />Worksheet<br />Item:<br />What it is:<br />Where I see it:<br />How I fix it:<br />Make sure you do this for all three letters<br />
  36. 36. Inside PC<br />You have one for each of your classes<br />Access it from the Porterville College home page<br />For our class, you can view lessons and get handouts that you may have missed<br />Porterville College home page<br />
  37. 37. Homework<br />Paragraph #1 due on Monday (typed)<br />Diagnostic worksheet due Wednesday<br />