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E10 oct3 2011

  1. 1. October 3rd, 2011<br />Writing: Supporting a Point with Specific Evidence<br />Grammar: Parts of Speech Quiz<br />
  2. 2. Housekeeping<br />Next Monday, October 10th is a holiday – no class!<br />Introductory Writing Assignment (Substantive Assignment)<br />Review<br />Sign<br />Give it back to me!<br />I will give you a copy of the original next week.<br />Editing Marks Handout<br />
  3. 3. Housekeeping<br />Homework Guidelines<br />backups<br />file format and names<br />Website<br />Gradebook<br />Uploading Work<br />Grammar Questions?<br />
  4. 4. Grammar Questions<br />Hossein’s question:<br />Althoughshe gave hundreds of zucchini away the enormous mound left over frightened her.<br />subordinating conjunction<br />
  5. 5. GrammarQuiz – Parts of Speech /5<br />Which part of speech is underlined in each sentence? [Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb, Preposition, Interjection, Article, Conjunction, Pronoun. ] <br /> <br />Directions: Write the part of speech in the space provided. Keep your paper for now.<br />
  6. 6. Grammar Quiz<br />Int.<br />Verb<br />Adv.<br />Conj.<br />Article<br />Pronoun<br /> Prep<br />Adj.<br />Noun<br />Adj.<br />
  7. 7. Writing Support for Paragraphs, p. 49<br />Last class we read two paragraphs about Family. <br />The strongest was about “Changes in the Family,” p. 47, because it had<br />a clear topic sentence<br />easy to find reasons <br />specific examples for each reason<br />See outline on p. 49<br />
  8. 8. Writing Support for Paragraphs, p. 50<br />Let’s look at another paragraph, “Goodbye Tony,” p. 50<br />What is the author’s point?<br />What three reasons does she give for her point?<br />
  9. 9. Activity 3, p. 53-54<br />Each question has four statements. Identify which is the main point (P) and which are supports (S) as shown in the example.<br /> P – The apartment has some real drawbacks<br /> P – Some people have poor eating habits<br /> P – Children are at risk at the school.<br /> P – There are definate advantages to having a cat as a pet<br /> P – Ron might be having a heart attack.<br />
  10. 10. Writing Suppport for Paragraphs, p. 50<br />The other thing the writer of “Goodbye Tony” does is give us specific examples for each reason.<br />For example, <br />Reason 2: He was bossy<br />Example 1: He refused to see the Chris Rock comedy in favour of an action movie.<br />Example 2: Told me to just close my eyes during the bloody parts.<br />Specific examples help us to <br />“see” and imagine the writers details and examples<br />
  11. 11. General vs. Specific<br />General:<br />I bought a new car.<br />Specific:<br />I bought a red, 2005, 4-door Toyota Echo Hatchback.<br />
  12. 12. Writing Support for Paragraphs, p. 51<br />Let’s look at some more sample paragraphs on the same topic that will show us how specific details make a paragraph easier to understand, more interesting, and more convincing.<br />Read paragraph A and B on p. 51 and 52.<br />
  13. 13. Writing Support for Paragraphs, p. 53<br />Paragraph B gives us clear reasons and specific examples for being in school.<br />Reason 3: “To fulfill a personal goal: to finish something.”<br />Example: I quit high school<br />Example: dropped out of job-training program<br />Example: gave up on my high-school equivalency<br />Paragraph A gives only vague, general reasons.<br />Reason 2: “to fulfill my dream.”<br />Example: need an education<br />Example: need courses for the position I think I can handle<br />
  14. 14. Activity, p. 58-59<br />Each of the five points is followed by two possible details. <br />For each point, we will take turns reading the choices aloud.<br />We will discuss which choice provides specific details.<br />
  15. 15. Activity, p. 58-59<br /> b <br />a<br /> b<br /> b<br /> a<br />
  16. 16. Handout, Activity, p. 61<br />Rewrite the sentences, replacing the underlined words with more specific words.<br />Student Sentences:<br />At the shopping center, we visited several stores.<br />. . .we visited an accessory store, a supermarket, and the movies.<br />. . . clothing store, jewellery store, shoe store, and some cosmetic stores.<br />. . . Zara, BeBe, Coach, and Giorgio Armani<br />
  17. 17. Activity, p. 61<br />Sunday is my day to take care of chores.<br />. . . to take care of laundry, washing my car, sorting out the recycling and mowing the lawn<br />. . . cleaning up the garbage, laundry, warehouse and parking garage.<br />. . . car cleaning, repairing my daughter’s bicycle<br />Lola enjoys various activities in her spare time.<br />. . . Lola enjoys reading novels (specific), watching action movies, meeting up with friends, chatting on the phone and several other things. . .<br />. . . .watching tv, surfing on the internet, and hanging out with friends in . . . .<br />. . . sports, painting, and reading (what? – how can we make it more specific)<br />. . . soccer, oil-painting, and reading Shakespeare <br />
  18. 18. Activity, p. 61<br />I spent most of my afternoon doing homework.<br />. . . . school essay, looking up words in the dictionary and finishing my physics assignment.<br />. . . my grammar exercises, reading short stories and writing a small paragraph<br />. . . my parts of speech practice, reading “The Guest,”<br />. . . my math exercises, writing the English assignment, and studying for the law course on Tuesday <br />We returned home from vacation to discover that several pests had invaded the house.<br />. . . a few rats, skunks , racoons, and cockroaches invaded the house<br />. . . bedbugs, mice, cockroaches, and fleas<br />. . . snakes, spiders, scorpions<br />
  19. 19. Homework<br />For Next Week<br />Review of Sentence Types - Online Lesson and Practice<br />Read Organizing and Connecting Evidence, p. 84-88 (English Skills)<br />
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