Monday, April 11, 2011 Grammar: Prepositions Writing: Feedback and Revision
Housekeeping Hand-in: any late work for any of the short stories In-class work: if you’ve missed any in-class work it is up to you to check online and then make arrangements with me to complete the work at school
Prepositions, p. 592 Use of On, In, andAt to refer to Time and Place. Time On a specific day: on Saturday, on June 12, on your birthday In a part of a day: in the morning, in the daytime (but at night) In a month, season or year: in November, in 1492 In a period of time: in a minute, in a couple of days, in a while At a specific time: at 10:00 a.m., at dawn, at dinnertime.
Prepositions, p. 592 Place On a surface: on the dresser, on the porch, on the roof In a place that is enclosed: in my bedroom, in the hallway, in the drawer At a specific location: at the pool, at the bar, at the racetrack.
Activity 4, p. 592 Underline the correct preposition. 1. on 2. at 3. on 4. in 5. at
Another way of looking at Prepositions of Place
Activity 7, p. 10 of handout. in in at on on on at on at in
Short Story Assignments Answer all parts of the question. Give evidence for opinions about what might happen or probably happened. Keep quotes short. Introduce them clearly and explain what they show. Make sure the evidence supports what you are saying.
Feedback on Exemplification Paragraphs Most of you wrote clear, informative topic sentences. Most of you wrote enough supporting details Some of the details could be more specific Many of you needed to clearly introduce each category of example(s)
Example My brother Juan is a energetic person.[Add: First, Juan is energetic at work] Juan does his own job well and always takes on extra work that needs to be done. He helps new employees get oriented and feel comfortable. He organizes social activities at work. [Add: As well, Juan has lots of energy left for family life.] Juan drives his kids to and from school and all their activities. He does half of the cooking and cleaning. He also likes to repair household appliances and do renovations on the home. [Add: On top of it all, Juan still has energy for a busy social life.] He somehow finds time to meet friends during the week and on the weekend. He and his wife always have a date night on Fridays. He goes to then gym every morning, plays soccer on Saturdays and belongs to a hiking club. I don’t know how he does it; My brother Juan has so much more energy than I do.
In-class Activity First, re-read your paragraph and my feedback. Then, re-write your paragraph making as many of the suggested changes as possible. Try to figure out my editing marks on your own. Ask me if you really are not sure what I mean. Hand in your original work with the revised work. Worth /3 marks 1 = made some of the changes correctly 2= made most of the changes correctly 3 = made all of the changes correctly
If you did not do this paragraph . . . . . . . when it was first assigned, you may use this time to do it now. Start by reviewing Chapter 8, p. 177-188. The assignment starts on p. 185.
Homework Complete any unfinished short story assignments – deadline this Wednesday, April 13th. Prepare for exam – Wednesday, April 13th.