AGENDAThe Hunger Games: ThemesPresentation: Frequently Misused WordsDiscussion:Wolff: “Analyzing Writing Strategies” #3: p31: Sentence length.Reflecting on the Events Significance pp 48-49 Thesis Statement 49-50In-Class Writing1. Focus on the climax of your event. Write a paragraph describing theaction using short and long sentences to control the intensity of yournarrative.2. Answer the questions on pp 48-493. Formulating a Tentative Thesis Statement
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Dude, the right No, you’re word is wrong. The wordaffect, w should be ith an a. effect, with an e. Frequently Confused and Misused Words
To, Too, Two • Use to as a preposition. Jonathan drove to the seafood shop. • Use to to begin an infinitive. He hoped to buy fresh squid. • Use too to show degree. The squid was too expensive to purchase. • Use too as a synonym for also. So too was the fresh octopus. • Use two when you mean the number. Jonathan bought two flounder filets instead.
There, Their, They’re • Use there as an expletive, a placeholder to delay the subject. There is a turtle in the road. • Use there to indicate place. Across the road is a lake. The turtle hopes to get there before a car hits him. • Use their as a possessive pronoun. Most drivers don’t see the turtle; their eyes are glued to their cell phones. • Use they’re as a contraction for they are. They’re also distracted by other devices, like the radio and navigation system.
Recognize misspelled/correctly spelledwords and phrases. Alright ● All right Alot ● A lot Rite ● Right, write Should of ● Should have Suppose to ● Supposed to Spelled Spelled wrong! correctly!
Recognize the distinctions amongrelated words. 3 or more; Among ● Between 2 only; Among my Between friends Fred and me Noncount; Amount ● Number Count; Amount of Number of butter cookies Adjective; Good ● Well Adverb;A good essay He writes well. Evident, Explicit ● Implicit Implied, unambiguous ambiguous Know these differences!
Know the difference that a single new letter can make. Before a word A ● An Before a word beginning with a beginning with aconsonant [sound] vowel [sound] Before Already ● All ready Completely prepared A thought or Idea ● Ideal The concept of conception something perfect To suffer the Lose ● Loose Free from deprivation of restraintVerb; past tense of Were ● Where A place are More to learn!
Know the difference that an apostrophecan make. Possessive Its ● It’s Contraction for pronoun; it is or it has belonging to it Possessive Whose ● Who’s Contraction for pronoun; who is or belonging to who has whom Possessive Your ● You’re Contraction for pronoun; you are belonging to you Possessive Contractions do pronouns never contain an contain an apostrophe. apostrophe.
Know the difference a change to a singleletter can make. Noun form Advice ● Advise Verb form Usually a verb Affect ● Effect Usually a noun City, wealth, Capital ● Capitol The building for important lawmaking To quote Cite ● Site A location Rough Coarse ● Course Path, route Praise Compliment ● Complement Goes well with Put in place Set ● Sit Be seated Unchanging Stationary ● Stationery Paper Indicates Than ● Then Next comparison Why is English so complicated?
Don’t let these homonyms [sound alike words] confuse you. Agree to or receive Accept ● Except Leave out Plural present of the Are ● Our Possessive pronoun; verb be belonging to us Past tense of pass Passed ● Past Gone, by Go before Precede ● Proceed Carry on Chief [person], main Principal ● Principle Truth or ruleCorrect, a just claim, a Right ● Write Make letters with an direction instrument Sight, touch, hearing, Sense ● Since Adverb, conjunction, smell, taste or preposition View, glimpse Sight ● Site A location Past tense of throw Threw ● Through Beyond State of the Weather ● Whether Introduces an atmosphere alternative
Quick Test Directions: In the items that follow, choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose “No change is necessary.” Your Let’s see turn! what you can do!
Item 1Even though we warned Jake not to eat a hole A Even though we warned Jake not to eat a hole holepie at one sitting, he sat at the kitchen table and A B pie at one sitting, he sat at the kitchen table and sat at the kitchen table andproceeded to consume slice after slice. B C proceeded to consume slice after slice. proceeded to consume slice after slice. CA.wholeB.set A.wholeC.preceded B.setD.No change is necessary. C.preceded D.No change is necessary.
Give Jerrod a compliment because his shoe A Item 2 Give Jerrod a compliment because his shoe compliment because his shoelaces complement the colors in his plaid shirt. A B laces complement the colors in his plaid shirt. complement the colors in his plaid shirt.His fashion since is gradually improving. B C His fashion since is gradually improving. since is gradually improving. CA.complementB.compliment A.complementC.sense B.complimentD.No change is necessary. C.sense D.No change is necessary.
If you go by the supermarket, buy a package of IfItem by the supermarket, buy a package of A 3 we can grill the sausage for B you go by the supermarket, buy a package ofhotdog buns. A Than B CThan we can grill the sausage for hotdog buns. Than we can grill the sausage fordinner. C dinner.A.buyB.by A.buyC.Then B.byD.No change is necessary. C.Then D.No change is necessary.
Heed my advice, and don’t loose your receipt. Itembookstore will not accept any excuse Heed my AThe college 4 B advice, and don’t loose your receipt. advice, and don’t loose your receipt. A B The college bookstore will notCaccept any excuse accept any excuseif you need to return those books. C if you need to return those books.A.adviseB.lose A.adviseC.except B.loseD.No change is necessary. C.except D.No change is necessary.
The heard of gazelle leaped through the air as The heard5 gazelle leaped B Item of gazelle leaped through the air as Aheard of through the air as A Bthe animals tried to elude the cheetah. the animals tried to elude the cheetah. Celude the cheetah. CA.herd A.herdB.threw B.threwC.allude C.alludeD.No change is necessary. D.No change is necessary.
Maybe Gerald is caught in traffic, or he maybe A B Item 6flirting with Gerald is cafeteria cashier.or he maybe Maybe Gerald is caught in traffic, or he maybe the cute caught in traffic, Either way, A B flirting with the cute cafeteria cashier. Either way,don’t accept any excuse for his tardiness. C don’t accept any excuse for his tardiness. accept any excuse for his tardiness.A.May be CB.may beC.except be A.May B.may be is necessary.D.No change C.except D.No change is necessary.
When there are fewer students in a class, the A B Item 7 When there are fewer students in a class, the there are fewer students in a class, theprofessor has less worries that everyone is A B C professor has less worries that everyone is less worries that everyone isgetting individual attention. C getting individual attention.A. theirB. less A. theirC. fewer B. lessD. No change is necessary. C. fewer D. No change is necessary.
Comparing Short andLong Sentences What do they contribute to the action? How do their contents differ? What effect do the short sentences have on you as a reader?
Use SentenceLength toControl theTension in yourstory1. Focus on the climaxof your event. Write aparagraph describing theaction using short andlong sentences to controlthe intensity of yournarrative.
The Goal: Indicate the Event’sSignificanceShow that the event was important• Dramatize the event so readers can understand your feelings about it.• Show scenes from your point of view so readers can identify with you.Tell us that the event was important• Tell how you felt at the time of the experience• Tell how you feel about it now, in reflection.
The Strategy: Recall Remembered Feelings and Thoughts: AnswerThese Questions:• What were your expectations before the event?• What was your first reaction to the event as it was happening and right after it ended?• How did you show your feelings? What did you say?• What did you want the people involved to think of you? Why did you care what they thought of you?• What did you think of yourself at the time?• How long did these initial feelings last?• What were the immediate consequences of the event for you personally? Pause now to reread what you have written. Then write anothersentence or two about the event’s significance to you at the time itoccurred.
HOMEWORKRead: HG through chapter 12.SMG p 37 “Commentary: Autobiographical Significance,” and 625-633.Write: Post your outline and brainstorming: Long quote;transition; intro to event, description of place(s), description ofpeople, a dialogue or two, the climax (with short and longsentences working to achieve your goal), and a list of answers tothe questions on slide #26; end with framing plan.(Remember, this is still just drafting.)Blog Prompt #4Study: Vocab (Chapters 1-12)Bring: HG and SMG; draft of your outline/writing