September 19, 2011 Grammar Review Introduction to the Website Introduction to Writing (Cont’d.)
Housekeeping Welcome Sheet/First Day Handouts Textbooks Website Classmate’s ring
Parts of Speech Review – Part 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 Class Ex: dictionary, blackboard, fan, picture
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? Class Ex: have, eat, sit, write *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. Ex: Iam going to park I live in Vancouver Michele walks back and forth The students are listening.
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? Class Ex: smart, enthusiastic, strict, fantastic, energetic, talkative, hard, intelligent, passionate
Adverbs Adverbs give (“add”) more information about verbs. Ex: The crazy teacher talks loudly. (adverb) What other adverbs could we use instead of loudly? Class Ex: softly, firmly,. quickly, funnily, humourously, seriously, sadly,
Add some adjectives and adverbs to the sentence you wrote earlier. Adverbs (Cont’d.)
Student Sentences Michele walks funnily back and forth when she teaches. (strangely, weirdly, . . .) The teacher is very active and serious. The smart student plays happily. I’m currently writing a short note. The smart students listened enthusiastically. The intelligent Genesis is in university to learn intensively.
Introduction to Class Website Follow the instructions on the handout Help each other Once you have created your account and can access the website you should: Make a post in the social forum Review the slides from this class (just to make sure you can do it)
10 minute break
Introduction to Writing (Cont’d.) Come to the front to get a temporary text Turn to p. 8 and 9 of the text
Activity 2 (p.9) Complete the statements. An important difference between writing and talking is that in writing we absolutely must ____________ any statement we make. A _______________ is made up of a point (topic sentence) and a collection of specifics (reasons and details) that support the point.
Activity: Paragraph on the best or worst ______________. Review my feedback on your outline and follow my instructions to continue your work on the topic. Write the paragraph. (You have approximately 1 hour.) Hand in all your in-class writing, stapled in the following order: freewriting (1 mark) outlining (1 mark) paragraph (8 marks) This assignment will be evaluated according to the criteria set out on p. 10 of your text book.
Homework 1. Website Make a post in the social forum Review the slides from this class (just to make sure you can do it) Online Grammar Practice – do the “Parts of Speech” review. Pre-Reading for next Monday English Skills, p.47-49 only.