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E10 apr28 2010

  1. 1. April 28, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Housekeeping<br />Last class’s slides.<br />Do not hand in any more overdue work from the Short Story Unit (unless we have already talked about it). The deadline was last Monday. <br />
  3. 3. Grammar Practice<br />These sentences came from your assignments.<br />Most have one main error, but some have more.<br />Try to find the error and correct it. We will go over them together.<br />
  4. 4. Grammar Practice<br />I could tell by looking at the room that a computer expert lived there. On the wall, there were posters about Microsoft Windows 7, and I found. . . [tense shift]<br />
  5. 5. Grammar Practice<br /> In the kitchen were bowls for dog food and water, and a lot of /many / different kinds of dog treats were on the kitchen counter. [fragment]<br />
  6. 6. Grammar Practice<br />Furthermore, as I push at the door, it runs a Buddhist melody into my ears.<br />. . . a Buddhist melody runs into my ears<br />. . .I hear a Buddhist melody<br />
  7. 7. Grammar Practice<br />On the table there arealways many cups, glasses and cans.<br />
  8. 8. Grammar Practice<br />I saw a bucket full of musty breads and rotten foods on the floor, on the window sill was a burned candle, and the curtains were very hard and dirty.<br />. . . floor. On the window sill was a burned candle. The curtains were very hard and dirty.<br />
  9. 9. Grammar Practice<br />There are a few stationery on the desk.<br />. . . is some stationery. . .<br />. . . are a few pieces / sheets of stationery. . . <br />. . . is some sand between my toes. <br />. . . are a few grains of sand between my toes.<br />
  10. 10. Grammar Practice<br />In his room, everything was in its own place.<br />not it’s but its<br />possessive = its<br />contraction = it’s = it is <br />You would not say . . .was in it is own place<br />
  11. 11. Grammar Practice<br />It is a topaz tower lamp on the floor close to the bed.<br />There is a topaz tower lamp . . . <br />
  12. 12. Grammar Practice<br />At the intersection of two walls, there are two windows decorated with the abstract patterned curtains.<br />
  13. 13. Feedback on Descriptive Paragraphs<br />These were generally quite good. Some could still use more specific details. Some transition word choices were not clear. <br />Review my feedback. Then, spend the next 15 or 20 minutes revising your paragraph for grammar and usage. You can gain an additional mark for making these changes.<br />If you did not do the homework paragraph, use this time to either<br />review the descriptive paragraph chapter of the text in preparation for the in-class assignment, <br />or <br />work on the pronoun review handouts provided.<br />
  14. 14. BREAK<br />
  15. 15. Review of Descriptive Paragraph<br />Your paragraph should begin with a clear topic sentence that indicates<br />who or what will be described, and<br />what your overall impression is of him/her/it.<br />All the details should support this topic sentence.<br />The details should be specific and vivid and appeal to the senses.<br />The details should be in a logical order.<br />Transition words should guide the reader through this order.<br />
  16. 16. In-class Descriptive Paragraph Assignment<br />Do Writing Assignment #2 – Describe a Person<br />You should follow a writing process that includes<br />some form of prewriting, <br />a rough draft, <br />a final draft that shows evidence of revising (for content) and editing (grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.)<br />NOTE: Use the checklist on p. 278.<br />Hand in all the work including the final draft before you leave.<br />
  17. 17. Homework<br />Continue reading novel to p. 54 (by Monday)<br /><ul><li>Make notes on the following (for discussion and future assignments) (from p. 1 on)</li></ul>new or interesting vocabulary<br />what the main character says and how he says it<br />key events <br />metaphors or similes<br />Be prepared for a short comprehension quiz on Monday (5-10 marks).<br />

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