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  • 1. Week #20 Day 1 Score:________________ DOL Roberta Nancy and Claire have no reason to sit and complain about the closing of the restaurant. A. capitalization error C. spelling error B. punctuation error D. subject verb agreement W Alisa’s teacher asked her to describe a place that is very special to her. Before writing, which of the following should she do first? A open her almanac B survey her friends to find out what places are special to them C decide on her special place D search the Internet for the key word “place” V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. Rob returned from playing football with his face bruised and his clothes tattered. R/L Circle the cause and underline the effect in the sentences below. Archeologists believe that around 1400 BC, some great disaster struck the palace at Knossos; their excavations found smoke stains on the palace walls as well as overturned and scattered vessels. Subject or predicate? G The stunt diver used an oxygen tank until he reached the surface. Day 2 Score:________________ DOL Jim has wore his red, white, and blue blazer every Fourth of July for five years! W Combine the two sentences to make one sentence. Marilyn bought some sandals. She tried on hiking boots, walking shoes, and ballet slippers. V Circle antonyms in the sentence below. If you do a thorough job of research, you will find writing a conclusion is much easier than if you do an incomplete job and don’t understand your subject. R/L Explain the meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence. I can’t go to the game with you today, but I’ll take a rain check.
  • 2. G Underline the prepositional phrase in the sentence below. My baby sister sits in her high chair, giggles, and throws her food overboard.
  • 3. Day 3 Score:________________ DOL When the boys camped out in anders state park, they forgot their dry sleeping bags. W Combine these three sentences to make one sentence. He ran ten laps around the park. His chest heaved after he ran. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. “If you retaliate, “ Mom said, “you’ll be no better than the girls who made fun of you.” R/L What is the meaning of the underlined idiom in the sentence below? I’ll tell you where Mom keeps the cookies, but you’ve got to keep it under wraps. G Underline the best word to complete each sentence. 1. Sanchez looked all over for the keys he (lose, losed, loosed, lost, losted). 2. The choir had (sang, singed, sung) the national anthem at the assembly. 3. Have you ever (eat, ate, aten, eaten) pickled pig’s feet before? 4. Did you know (their, they’re, there) both from Nebraska? Day 4 Score:________________ DOL 7821 Dunhill drive Memphis, TN 38100 W Combine these sentences to make one sentence. There was a snowstorm during the night. This morning the bushes wore new coats of white. V Write the letter of the item that best completes the following analogy. surgeon : heart :: ____________ : _____________ A student : teacher B dentist : tooth C razor : beard D cake : baker R/L Identify the type of figurative language in the following sentence. The fullback was a bulldozer, clearing a path down the field. G Underline the subject and circle the verb in each of the following sentences. 1. He threw the tiny fish back into the water. 2. The clock in the hallway chimed one. 3. The transparent plastic crate held all of her photos and letters. 4. My baby sister sits in her high chair, giggles, and throws her food overboard.
  • 4. Week #21 Day 1 Score:________________ DOL Kim has took the television to the repair shop. W Which of these choices is a complete sentence? A Although Jackson didn’t play the first half. B Michelle started her take-home test at 9:00, she didn’t go to bed until 11:30. C Uniforms solve the problem of what to wear in the morning. D Dolphins certainly remarkable animals. V Circle the letter of the item that best completes the following analogy. Many : few:: ________________ A public : private C public : school B public : group D public : private R/L A group of consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit is called a _______________________. G Circle the word which best completes the sentence below. ___________________ she want to go to the picnic with us? Doesn’t Don’t Day 2 Score:________________ DOL My friends and I play the following sports baseball, basketball, and hockey. W Combine these three sentences to make one sentence. I am going to the game. Thomas is going to the game. The game is at Windsor Middle School. V Circle the letter of the item that best completes the following analogy. dances : ballerina :: _______________________ A builds : carpenter C builds : structure B builds : plumber D build : ballet R/L ________________________ ____________________________ is the regular pattern of end rhymes within a poem. G Does the following adjective tell which one, what kind, or how many? My family and I visited six states last summer. Day 3 Score:________________ DOL Connie has went to apply for a job with Westview Computer Company. W Combine these three sentences to make one sentence. Poetry make me see vivid images. Like dancing trees and babbling brooks. I like poetry.
  • 5. V Circle the letter of the item that best completes the analogy. novel: literature :: ___________________ A biology : chemistry C biology : life B biology : academics D biology : science R/L Identify the type of figurative language in the following sentence. Billy is a little ray of sunshine. G Underline the prepositional phrase in the following sentence. The box was filled with Uncle Ben’s letters.
  • 6. Day 4 Score:________________ Mario and he always have a lot of money to spend at the mall. DOL What type of error is in the sentence above? A subject-verb agreement C punctuation error B spelling error D no error W Is the following sentence a complete sentence, a sentence fragment, or a run-on sentence? Anna took many photographs on her trip, she also wrote detailed letters to her parents. V Circle the letter of the item that best completes the following analogy: hot : cold :: _______________ A shy : timid C shy : happy B shy : outgoing D shy : sly R/L Explain the meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence. Peggy was pulling my leg when she told me these were koala bears in Africa. G Circle the word that best completes the sentence below. The birds and butterflies of South America ________ among the most colorful in the world. Day 5 Score:________________ DOL Matthew and him go to the movies at Patrick Henry Mall every Saturday. W Combine these sentences to make one sentence. Sam left the game early. I left the game early. John stayed for the whole game. V Circle the letter of the item that best completes the following analogy. grass : ground :: ___________________ A eye : nose B nail : finger C hair : head D toe : leg R/L ____________________________ is poetry without a regular rhythm or rhyme scheme. G Underline the adjective in the following sentence. They built a huge house at the beach.
  • 7. Week #22 Day 1 Score:________________ DOL “May I borrow your copy of the english textbook?” asked Susan. W Combine these three sentences to make one sentence. The girls picked strawberries. The girls cleaned the strawberries. The girls sliced the strawberries. V Write the letter of the item that best completes the following analogy. Practice : perfection:: __________________________ A virus : illness C hospitalization : illness B operation : illness D recovery : illness R/L _________________________ is the repetition of beginning consonant sounds. G Circle the adjective(s) found in the sentence: The old, tired man crossed his legs carefully on the green park bench. Day 2 Score:________________ DOL What type of error does the following sentence contain? My favorite poem is Stopping by Woods on a Snowy evening by Robert Frost. A subject-verb agreement C run-on sentence B capitalization error D punctuation error W Combine the following sentences to make one sentence. Mom baked a cake. Mom baked cookies. Mom baked brownies. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. The judge asked the witness to explain her ambiguous answer. R/L The vantage point from which a story is told where the reader knows all of the character’s thoughts and feelings is called First person Third person limited Third person omniscient G Circle the preposition in the sentence below. The fish swam above the coral to get to the other side. Day 3 Score:________________ Her and Janet are planning a trip to Spain, Portugal, and Italy. DOL The above sentence contains what type of error? A subject-verb agreement C pronoun-antecedent agreement B punctuation error D as it is W Combine the following sentences to make one sentence. The dog chased the cat. The cat ran up a tree. He got stuck.
  • 8. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. Numerous charlatans, who claimed to be health experts, cheated people out of their life savings. R/L What type of figurative language is in the following example? What don’t you bug off and go fly a kite? G Circle the adjectives in the following sentence. You have to go see the huge, orange pumpkin at Smith’s Farm.
  • 9. Day 4 Score:________________ Nurse Nancy receeved a card in the mail from her mother for St. Patrick’s Day. DOL The sentence above contains what type of error? A punctuation error C capitalization error B spelling error D no error W What does it mean to elaborate your writing? V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. We saw the dog recoil as it came across a rattlesnake in the path. R/L Which of the following is an example of onomatopoeia? A bell, fell C The thunder boomed and woke me from my sleep. B Ricky ran around the room. D My puppy Chole is as small as a duckling. G Are the following words synonyms, antonyms, or homophones? affirm, deny Day 5 Score:________________ My cousin’s new car is a Honda, and my uncles is a Toyota. DOL This sentence contains which of the following errors? A spelling error C capitalization error B punctuation error D no error W What is the author’s purpose for writing an short story? V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. There was a tumultuous sea battle between the two pirate ships. R/L A ____________________________ _____________________________ is a type of poem that tells a story. You can create a plot diagram for it! G Circle the complete subject of the following sentence. The swimmer dove into the water and swam to victory.
  • 10. Week #23 Day 1 Score:________________ DOL Roberto Clemente, a Hispanic athlete was one of the most famous baseball players of his generation. W Combine these three sentences to make one sentence. Bill and his dad built a rowboat. The rowboat was big. They built it last summer. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. Mom said she would banish the puppy from the living room if he kept chewing on the couch. R/L In the poem “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes, he uses the words tlot-tlot to refer to the sound made by horse’s feet in the ground. This is an example of _________________________________. G Circle the adverb in the sentence below: Kittens can be irritatingly playful. Day 2 Score:________________ DOL He was born in puerto rico on August 18, 1934. W Is the following a complete sentence, sentence fragment, or run-on sentence. Our class went on a field trip to Baltimore Maryland, it was really fun. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. Did your parents concur with your plan to get a part-time job this summer? R/L To find rhyme scheme A. mark each short and long syllable with the appropriate accent. B. look for repeated letters C. count the number of words in each line D. assign a new letter of the alphabet to each new end rhyme. G Identify the part of speech of each of the underlined words in the following sentence. Dinosaurs had skeletons like those of birds. Dinosaurs____________________ had________________________ birds__________________________ Day 3 Score:________________ That ring is one I bought in Egypt it has a blue stone. DOL The sentence above contains which of the following types of errors? A punctuation error C capitalization error B spelling error D no error W Is the following sentence a complete sentence, sentence fragment, or a run-on sentence? As she was cleaning up her room that was covered with dirty laundry.
  • 11. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. The bread was covered with mold, so it was no longer edible. Tommy tackled two tall teenagers from Lake Taylor High School. R/L This sentence is an example of- A onomatopoeia C metaphor B simile D alliteration G Identify the parts of speech of the underlined words below. Shimmering stars shine softly in the summer sky. Shimmering__________________ stars_____________________ shine______________________ softly_________ Day 4 Score:________________ DOL Clemente came to the United States to play baseball, and he emerged in the World of Athletics. W When writing is used to convince or persuade someone to do something or think a certain way, that writing is- A narrative C persuasive B expository D descriptive V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. The storm left Ralph marooned in his car on a lonely road until help could arrive. R/L Which of the following lines appeals to your sense of hearing? A The lightening flashed outside of my window. B In the dark, there was a gentle rapping on the clackety shutter. C As he drank the milk, he felt a cool trickle down his throat. D Her old barn held the scent of summer straw. G Complete the following sentences using the correct homophones. 1. Philip spent the______________ morning mending a _________________ in his sock. (hole, whole) 2. Through the bright_________________ of first light, the soldier began to _________________ the flag. At the same time, the bulldozers began to _________________ the old building. (raise, raze, rays) 3. _____________________ going to meet us after the movie. (Their, There, They’re) 4. ____________________ jacket is that? Do you know ______________ standing over there? (who’s, whose) Day 5 Score:________________ DOL Read the following sentence and decide if the underlined part has a capitalization error, punctuation error, a spelling error, or no error. Success in reading depends on using active strategies to increase comprihension.
  • 12. W Combine these sentences to make one sentence. I watch television. I watch television every night. I watch it after I do my homework. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. Mrs. Bridges confiscates any snacks her students bring to class. R/L Identify the rhyme scheme of the following poem about a roller coaster. Chugging slowly to the top Waiting for that long, long drop My stomach turns into a knot. _________________________________________________ I focus on the parking lot. G Give a common noun for each proper noun below. 1. Valentine’s Day ________________________________ 2. Maryland ______________________________________ 3. Mexico__________________________________________ 4. Pepsi___________________________________________
  • 13. Week #24 Day 1 Score:________________ Amphibians is a group of animals that spend part of their lives in water. DOL This sentence contains which of the following types of errors? A pronoun antecedent agreement error C subject-verb agreement error B spelling error D no error W If you were to write a letter to the editor of your school newspaper telling how you think the PTA should spend money from its annual fundraiser, what would the purpose of your letter be? V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. She was overcome with a sense of despair as she tried desperately to locate her lost child. R/L Which of the following is an example of end rhyme? A On golden wings a butterfly glides C Before bedtime, Betty bit her biscuit. While over the field the sun presides. D The silk, swirling around her ankles, B Behind a cloud bank, the sun sank Made a soft swish. And the dark fell over the desert. G Underline the prepositional phrase in the sentence below. Water flowed under the covered bridge. Day 2 Score:________________ Theyre are swimming frogs, climbing frogs, and even flying frogs that can glide from tree to tree. DOL The underlined portion in the sentence contains which type of error? A subject-verb agreement C capitalization error B usage error D punctuation error W TRUE or FALSE? When you are writing a persuasive essay, you use facts, statistics, incidents, and examples to support each side of the argument. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. The undefeated Packers seemed invincible as the tournament began. R/L Writers use imagery for all of the following reasons except- A to create pictures in the reader’s mind C to help the reader smell something B appeal to the sense of hearing D to create unusual rhythms G Identify the part of speech of the underlined word in the following sentence. Canada is rich in natural resources. Day 3 Score:________________ Snakes, lizards, crocodiles, and turtle are all reptiles, which are cold-blooded animals. DOL This sentence contains which type of error? A spelling error C capitalization error
  • 14. B punctuation error D no error W TRUE or FALSE? Persuasive writing can be used effectively in ads, radio, and TV commercials, letters, editorials, campaign speeches, and essays. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. Mom is trying to devise a system that will get us out of the house on time in the morning. R/L Which of the following lines uses alliteration? A The quacking ducks waddled home. C We squished the bananas with our toes. B Greta eats grapes by the gazillion. D Popping corn spilled on the floor. G SUBJECT or PREDICATE? Many eager and willing volunteers are working hard. Day 4 Score:________________ The most largest and heaviest lizard is the Komodo dragon, which can grow up to eleven feet! DOL How would you correct the sentence above? A take out the exclamation point C take out the word most B lowercase the word Komodo D replace the comma with a semicolon W Topic Sentence: Owning a pet is not only rewarding, but it can also be beneficial to your health. Circle the letter of the detail sentence that does not directly support the position expressed in this topic sentence. A Pets offer companionship. B Dogs have been known to save people from fires and other disasters. C A guinea pig is a kind of pet. D Studies have shown that petting an animal can reduce stress. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. New Jersey is far more populous than Wyoming, but Wyoming has twelve times as much land area. R/L Which of the following contains an example of internal rhyme? A Lillie Lou lost the locket. B The grease hit the pan with a hiss. C The train rounded the corner and the whistle blew into the wind. D Daniel dove for the treasure trove. G Draw a vertical line to separate the complete subject from the complete predicate in the following sentence. The center of a tornado can cause a great deal of damage.
  • 15. Week # 25 Day 1 Score:________________ Mrs. Harris told us “Insects greatly outnumber all other animal groups.” DOL The sentence above contains which type of error? A punctuation error C capitalization error B spelling error D no error W Combine these sentences to make one sentence. (Use an appositive) Mr. Sutter is my coach. He believes that practice is the key to winning. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bolded word below. A vendor at the corner was selling roses. R/L Explain the meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence. When Scott sees my new bike, he’ll be green with envy. G Identify the part of speech of the underlined word. Bike riders should always wear helmets for safety’s sake. Day 2 Score:________________ DOL Crickets have ears on there knees. W Combine these sentences to make one sentence. Tom ad Seth hit home runs. The team won the championship game. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. Don’t divulge the answer before I work it out for myself. R/L Use context clues to determine the meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence. I got cold feet when it was time for me to go on stage and sing my solo. G Underline the complete subject in the sentence below. Thirty-two hungry, roughhousing kindergarteners burst through the lunchroom doors. Day 3 Score:________________ The giraffe the tallest mammal in the world can grow to a height of over sixteen feet! DOL What type of error is in the sentence above? A spelling error C subject-verb agreement error B punctuation error D no error W Circle the words that are not spelled correctly. Addresses busineses familys countries flies brids a lot Smithfeld Virgnia
  • 16. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. A potent medicine cured the infection in a few days. R/L Identify the type of figurative language in the sentence below. The wind howled all night. G Identify the part of speech of the underlined words below. When the mouse ran across the room, my mother screamed.
  • 17. Day 4 Score:________________ The world’s most noisiest land animals is South American howler monkeys. DOL W Combine these three sentences to make one sentence. My friends like to go to the gym to work out. I like to go to the gym to work out. We like to go three times a week. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. The boy rode his bike down the street, oblivious to the traffic. R/L What is the meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence? On the soccer field, I feel like a fish out of water. G Identify the part of speech of the underlined word. A threatening cloud hung in the sky as we anticipated rain. Day 5 Score:________________ Cheetahs are the worlds fastest land animals and can run up to sixty miles per hour over short DOL distances. How would you correct the above sentence? A Change Cheetahs to Cheetah’s C Change fastest to faster B Change sixty to Sixty D Change worlds to world’s W Combine these three sentences to make one sentence. Mowing the lawn is a big job. Besides cutting the grass, you have to service the mower. Then you have to edge the sidewalk. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. If you jar the table, the water may spill. R/L Explain the meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence. Her idea to start school fifteen minutes earlier every day went over like a lead balloon. G Underline the complete subject and circle the verb in each sentence. 1. Marie’s elderly aunt and her cat live down the street. 2. A sudden storm took the campers by surprise. 3. Pebbles and Bam Bam are characters from the movie The Flintstones.
  • 18. Week # 26 Day 1 Score:________________ About 1/5 of the world’s endangered species are birds. DOL W Fill in the blank with an appropriate transition word. _________________________________during storms sailors see a strange sight known as St. Elmo’s Fire. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. Your name is required on the application, but your address is optional. R/L Explain the meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence. The custodian said that she’d get to the bottom of the writing on the bathroom wall. G Identify the part of speech of the underlined word. Avoid eating too many sweets. Day 2 Score:________________ An animal is officially extinct if it hasn’t been scene for over fifty years. DOL What type of error does the sentence above contain? A spelling error C capitalization error B punctuation error D no error W Combine these two sentences to make one sentence. Karen likes Bach. She likes Mozart even better. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. The bully tried to goad Jesse into a fight. R/L Explain the meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence. The coach thinks the game is in the bag. G Identify the part of speech of the underlined word. Lay the new clothes neatly on the bed before you go outside. Day 3 Score:________________ DOL Did you know that the hummingbird is the onlyest bird that can fly backward? W Read the phrases below. In one of the phrases, the underlined word is spelled incorrectly for the way it is used. Choose the phrase in which the underlined word is not spelled correctly. A two rows of chairs C a year scents I saw you B a sore thumb D South Sea islands
  • 19. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. If I’m alone at night, odd noises perturb me. R/L Simile or Metaphor? Mom’s washer is a lemon; it has had to be repaired three times in six months! G Underline the prepositional phrase and circle the preposition in the sentence below. A young boy is hurrying along the crowded sidewalk.
  • 20. Day 4 Score:________________ DOL The arawana is a fish that lives in the amazon rainforest. A strange thing happened to me as I was riding my bike near the abandoned house. W This could be a topic sentence for- A an expository paragraph B a narrative paragraph C a persuasive paragraph V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. Concise directions give all of the necessary information without going into too much detail. R/L Explain the meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence. Let’s get down to brass tacks. How much do you want for your bike? G Underline the subject and circle the verb in each sentence below. 1. Ted’s puppy wagged its tail and barked. 2. A bird built a nest in our attic. 3. Summer vacation is almost here! Day 5 Score:________________ DOL Rare Africian gorillas are sometimes shot to that their hands can be made into ashtrays. W Read the bold sentences below. Then choose the answer that best combines them into one clear sentence without changing their meanings. The apartment didn’ t have a stove. The apartment didn’ t have a refrigerator, either. A The apartment didn’t have neither a stove nor a refrigerator. B The apartment didn’t have a stove and a refrigerator. C The apartment didn’t have a stove or a refrigerator. D Te apartment didn’t have a stove, it didn’t have a refrigerator, either. V Us context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. Kevin is determined to excel in school so he concentrates and studies hard. R/L What is the meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence? When it comes to swimming, Tony is head and shoulders above everyone else.
  • 21. G Underline the adjectives in the sentence below. The graceful antelope leaped quickly over the rough, rocky roadbed and disappeared into the thick bushes beyond.
  • 22. Week # 27 Day 1 Score:________________ DOL Robert and him always spend a lot of money on snacks. W Combine these three sentences to make one sentence. Karen likes to have orange juice for breakfast. Mary likes to have orange juice for breakfast. Richard likes apple juice. V Write the letter of the item that best completes the following analogy. Giant : dwarf :: ________________ A kind : cruel C child : father B mountain : hill D stream : river R/L Identify the type of figurative language in the following sentence. I had hoped to run across some old friends at the ball game. G Circle the word that best completes the sentence below. ________________________________ he want a piece of chocolate cake? Don’t Doesn’t Day 2 Score:________________ DOL Thomas, Julian, and Keith play basketball every saturday morning. Abby has a vivid imagination, she is also very creative. W This sentence contains which of the following errors? A The word imagination is misspelled. C It is a sentence fragment. B It doesn’t have correct subject-verb agreement. D It is a run-on sentence. V Write the letter that best completes the following analogy. crawl : walk :: _______________________ A grow : born C scribble : write B swim : float D swallow : chew R/L _______________________________ is the repetition of sounds at the ends of words. G Does the underlined adjective tell which one, what kind, or how many? Several students failed the last test. Day 3 Score:________________ Some of my favorite poems is by Shel Silverstein. DOL This sentence contains what type of error? A spelling error C subject-verb agreement B punctuation error D capitalization error W Combine these three sentences to make one sentence. Christina read two books. Kristen read two books. Kathy read one book.
  • 23. V Write the letter of the item that best completes the following analogy. shout : loud ::___________________ A laugh : happy C smile : friendly B sad : cry D whisper : soft R/L Identify the type of figurative language in the following sentence. The seventh grade classroom was a beehive of activity. G Underline the prepositional phrase in the following sentence. Mom and Dad are working in the garden.
  • 24. Day 4 Score:________________ DOL Her and Jackie went to K-Mart to buy paper, pencils, and candy. W Is the following sentence a complete sentence, a sentence fragment, or a run-on sentence? Although Abby gets new ideas easily, she often has difficulty making those ideas work. V Write the letter of the item that best completes the following analogy. guest : hotel :: _________________ A soldier : army C patient : hospital B fish : person D pupil : school R/L Identify the type of figurative language in the following sentence. The snow was a prison around the buried skier. G Circle the word or words which best complete the sentence below. My friends and I _________________________ playing baseball when the storm started. was were Day 5 Score:________________ DOL Ms. Nesbit the history teacher asked Henry where his homework was. W Is the following sentence a complete sentence, a sentence fragment, or a run-on sentence? If one invention does not work, Abby just thinks up a new one. V Write the letter of the item that best completes the following analogy. market : food :: _____________________ A clinic : disease C post office : mail B pharmacy : drugs D museum : paintings R/L Examples of ____________ rhyme are peas/ cheese and mustard/ custard. G Give the past tense of the following verbs. read ___________________ do _______________________ talk ____________________ go________________________ break ___________________ see _______________________ write_____________________ speak_________________________
  • 25. Week # 28 Day 1 Score:________________ th DOL On April 2, 2010 Grandma Anderson will celebrate her 100 birthday. W Combine these two sentences to make one sentence. Riding over potholes can damage your bike. Riding over bumpy roads can damage your bike. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. Modern medicine has not found a way to eradicate the common cold. R/L Explain the meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence. Jerry bought the used bicycle for a song. G Underline the complete predicate in the following sentence. Our friendship has lasted a long time, despite our differences. Day 2 Score:________________ DOL Will you help those guys paint they’re fence? W Combine these sentences to make one sentence. We drove to Food Lion to buy some milk. When we got there, the store was closed. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. The troops at the front lines faced the greatest jeopardy. R/L Explain the meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence. Lucy stuck her neck out and ended up losing the job. G Identify the part of speech of the underlined word in the following sentence. The couple danced gracefully across the floor. Day 3 Score:________________ DOL Mrs. Thompson says I need to lurn how to use parenthesis. W Combine these two sentences to make one sentence. The tires on his bike are worn. The rims are bent out of shape. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. A hurricane could annihilate this neighborhood. R/L Explain the meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence. He was so excited about his new tennis shoes, he was on cloud nine.
  • 26. G Underline the prepositional phrases and circle the prepositions in the sentence below. Summer days are barefoot walks in cool grass and picnics under big trees. Day 4 Score:________________ DOL My younger Brother brought his lunch to school every day last year. W Betsy’s English teacher has asked her class to write a personal narrative. Betsy doesn’t know what to write about. Which of these would best help her? A brainstorming for ideas B reading her best friend’s story C going to the library to do research D making an outline V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. Road repairs hinder the flow of traffic today. R/L What is the meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence? She was so angry with me that she jumped down my throat. G Underline the prepositional phrases and circle the prepositions in the sentence below. The car slid off the road when it turned the corner because the road was covered with black ice. Day 5 Score:________________ DOL The weather man told the temperture, explained the humidity, and gave a forecast for the rest of the week. W Betsy made these notes. Use them to answer the question below. 1. My twin sister Maya got a telescope for her birthday. 2. He liked it so much that she had not time to play basketball with me. 3. In desperation I decided to see what Maya found exciting about looking at the sky. 4. Maya showed me Saturn, star clusters, and other things. 5. In spite of myself, I found it interesting! Based on Betsy’s notes, which of these would be the best title for her story? A Why I like Basketball B What It’s Like Being a Twin C The Moons of Saturn D Astronomy’s Not So Boring After All
  • 27. V Use context clues to determine the meaning of the bold word below. The crowd grew somber when it became obvious that the player was seriously injured. R/L Explain the meaning of the underlined idiom in the following sentence. The solution to the problem was as plain as the nose on his face. G Underline the subject and circle the verb in each sentence. 1. Many athletes excel in sports despite physical disabilities. 2. Jim Abbott played baseball with only one hand. 3. Another pitcher returned to baseball after cancer surgery on his arm.