Journal and quiz 9.16.11

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Journal and quiz 9.16.11

  1. 2. In your journal, 9/16 Tell me about the last time you actually wrote a letter to someone? What was the reason and who did you write it to? If you’ve never written one, why not?
  2. 3. In your journal, Part 2 Homophones Homophones are words that have exactly the same sound (pronunciation) but different meanings and (usually) spelling. For example, the following two words have the same sound, but different meanings and spelling: hour our In the next example, the two words have the same sound and spelling, but different meanings (these are also called “homonyms”: bear (the animal) bear (to carry)
  3. 4. The Most Misused Ones There, they’re and their: There----a place They’re----means “They are” Their---belonging to them
  4. 5. In your journal, Part 2 Other Problems The lower case “i” When you write by hand, you always write “I” However, when you type on the computer, you type “i” Why?
  5. 6. In your journal, Part 3 “ Alot” It is ALWAYS two words – a lot You wouldn’t say, “I like it alittle.”
  6. 8. Quiz
  7. 9. #1 Who in our class was born and raised in Buffalo, NY?
  8. 10. #2 Who works as a bartender at Saz’s?
  9. 11. 3. According to Models for Writers there are 5 steps to the writing process. Name two of them.
  10. 12. 4. Was Helen Keller blind and deaf all her life?
  11. 14. #1 Who in our class was born and raised in Buffalo, NY? Kristina Flack
  12. 15. #2 Who works as a bartender at Saz’s? Timothy Rose
  13. 16. <ul><li>3. According to Models for Writers there are 5 steps to the writing process. Name two of them. </li></ul><ul><li>Prewriting </li></ul><ul><li>Writing the first draft </li></ul><ul><li>Revising </li></ul><ul><li>Editing </li></ul><ul><li>Proofreading </li></ul>
  14. 17. 4. Was Helen Keller blind and deaf all her life? No, she could hear and see until she was 18 months old
  15. 19. Homework for 9.23 <ul><li>Handwrite a letter to someone---a good one at least 300 words. Be sure to bring in the letter, the stamped envelope addressed and with your return address on it. Hand in the letter and the envelope separately. Be sure to read the essay “How to Write a letter” that’s posted here. </li></ul><ul><li>In Models , Read “Salvation”, pp. 228-231. Answer the “Questions for Study and Discussion” on pp. 230-231. Post these in your online journal. </li></ul>

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