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Brainteaser LANG4UAGE What phrase can the above line and the characters’ position represent?
Introduction to Writing What is the difference between talking and writing?
Introduction to Writing Paragraphs start with an opening point called a topic sentence followed by a series of sentences containing specific supporting points
Introduction to Writing Activity 1 (p. 5 of handout) Complete the outline of the sample paragraph (p.5 of the handout). You may answer in phrases or point form. You have approximately 10 min. Then we will go over it together.
Point: She won’t meet Tony again Reason 1: He was not on time Details: 50 minutes later than he said Reason 2: He was bossy Details: He decided on a movie that he liked even though she didn’t like that type Reason 3: He was abrupt Details: took her to a parking lot to make out as soon he cut his finger he wanted to go home
Introduction to Writing Activity 2 (p. 6 of handout) Complete the statements. You have approximately 5 minutes.
Introduction to Writing Activity Write a paragraph on the best or worst job you have ever had. Provide three reasons why it was the best or worst. Give plenty of details to develop each of your reasons. You have approximately 30 minutes to write this paragraph.
Parts of Speech Review #1 Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs, and Adjectives
Nouns Nouns are words that name people, places, or things. Ex: students, classroom, computer Write down three nouns that you can find in this room Ex: screen, clock, plant, file cabinet, cups, pen, teacher, chairs, Michele
Verbs Verbs are words that express an action* Ex: talk, walk, teach, listen What are three more action words that describe what we do or could do in the classroom? Ex: learn, sit, brainstorm, write, laugh, analyse, concentrate, escape, drink, express, awaken, look, hear, notice *Some verbs express “states of being” rather than actions: am, was, appears, seems, etc.
Basic Sentences A simple sentence has a noun part (subject) and a verb part (predicate). Ex: The teachertalks. Write a simple sentence right now.
More Interesting Sentences We can add some words to our basic sentence to tell more about the teacher and how he/she talks. Ex: The crazy teacher talks loudly.
Adjectives Adjectives give more (or “add”) information about nouns. Ex: The crazy teacher talks loudly. (adjective) What are some other adjectives that we could use instead of crazy?
Adverbs Adverbs give (“add”) more information about verbs. Ex: The crazy teacher talks loudly. (adverb) What other adverbs could we use instead of loudly?
Add some adjectives and adverbs to the sentence you wrote earlier.
Student Sentences The tall child listened carefully. The white dog sits calmly. The old filing cabinet shut mysteriously. The window is almost closed. closes automatically closed tightly. [Be careful. You should be careful. You are careful. You will be careful. ] The nice student writes nicely. The bored student escaped secretly. The sick student sleeps in the class deeply.
Grammar Assessment Complete the assessment by writing C beside correct sentences and X beside incorrect sentences.