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  • 1. April 21, 2010
    • Subject and Object Pronouns
    • 2. Descriptive Paragraphs
  • Housekeeping
    Tests will be returned on Monday.
    Every sentence has a subject, and often has an object.
    Maya smiled at Cindy.
    s v o
    Subject = the person or thing doing the action.
    Object = the person or thing receiving the action.
  • 4. Subject and Object Pronouns (p.477)
    So, pronouns have different forms depending on whether they are acting as subjects or objects in the sentence.
    Maya smiled at her.
    s v o
    Shesmiled at Cindy.
    s v o
  • 5. Subject and Object Pronouns (p.477)
  • 6. Subject Pronouns (p.477)
    Let’s look at the example sentences for subject pronouns on p. 477 . . .
  • 7. Subject Pronoun Rules (p.478)
    Use a subject pronoun when you have a compound subject:
    NOT: Scottand me went to the movie. x
    BUT: Scott and I went to the movie. 
    TIP: Try out each pronoun by itself in the sentence to see which one sounds right:
    Me went to the movie, OR I went to the movie?
  • 8. Subject Pronoun Rules (p.478)
    Use a subject pronoun after forms of the verb be:
    (am, is, was, were, has been, and have been)
    NOT: It wasme who stole the money. x
    BUT: It wasI who stole the money. 
    TIP: to avoid these awkward sounding sentences, you can reword them.
    I stole the money.
    I was the one who stole the money.
  • 9. Subject Pronoun Rules (p.478)
    3. Use subject pronouns after than or as:
    NOT: You drive much better than him. x
    BUT: You drive much better thanhe (does). 
  • 10. Object Pronouns (p.479)
    Let’s look at the examples of object pronouns on p. 479 . . .
    When two objects follow a verb, use the object pronoun:
    NOT: He goes skiing with my sister and I. x
    BUT: He goes skiing with my sister and me. 
    [Note: this is a complicated example; refer to the second example in the book]
    TIP: To check which pronoun sounds right, omit (leave out) the first object.
    He goes skiing with I, OR He goes skiing with me?
  • 11. Activity 1, p. 479
    Underline the correct pronoun.
    Then circle “S” or “O” to indicate what type of pronoun it is.
    Number 1 is done for you! 
    Do as many as you can in the next ten minutes.
  • 12. Activity 1, p. 479
    me - object
    she - subject
    we – subject
    we – subject (we choir members get to perform . . . )
    them - object
    She – subject
    me - object
    he - subject
    me – object
  • 13. BREAK
  • 14. Descriptive Paragraphs, p. 268
    a description = picture in words
    To create a picture in words, you need to observe and record specific details that relate to the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch.
  • 15. Descriptive Paragraphs, p. 268
    Read and compare the two descriptions of a rug on p. 269.
    What senses are involved in the second description?
    sight, hearing, and touch
  • 16. Descriptive Paragraphs, p. 268
    Let’s take a look at the sample paragraphs, starting with “My Teenage Son’s Room.”
  • 17. Descriptive Paragraphs, p. 271
    Complete the questions that follow the three sample paragraphs. We will go over the answers together.
    Remember that a topic sentence = what the paragraph is about and what the writer thinks or feels about it.
  • 18. Descriptive Paragraphs, p. 271
    My Teenage Son
    10 – One reason
    b. crammed – sight; milky smell – smell; sour and strong – smell
    c. slender hands are tipped – sight
    d. white wicker clothes hamper – sight; clothing- sight; smelly socks – smell.
  • 19. Descriptive Paragraphs, p. 271
    4. (11) The shelves against . . .
    to my right, to my left, next to, across the room, on the bedside . . .
    face; feet; top to bottom
  • 20. Descriptive Paragraphs, p. 273
    Read “Developing a Descriptive Paragraph.”
    Then answer these questions:
    What did Victor realize about writing?
    What are the four main steps in Victor’s writing process?
  • 21. Homework
    Complete Writing Assignment 1, p.275 for homework. Follow the steps given and hand in all your work, including the final draft.
    Due Monday, April 26th.