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February 10, 2010<br />
Brainteaser<br />				LANG4UAGE <br />What phrase can the above line and the characters’ position represent?<br />
Introduction to Writing<br />What is the difference between talking and writing?<br />
Introduction to Writing<br />Paragraphs <br />start with an opening point called a  topic sentence<br />followed by a seri...
Introduction to Writing<br />Activity 1 (p. 5 of handout)<br />Complete the outline of the sample paragraph (p.5 of the ha...
Point: She won’t meet Tony again<br />Reason 1: He was not on time<br />Details:  50 minutes later than he said<br />Reaso...
Introduction to Writing<br />Activity 2 (p. 6 of handout)<br />Complete the statements.  You have approximately 5 minutes....
Introduction to Writing<br />Activity<br />Write a paragraph on the best or worst job you have ever had.<br />Provide thre...
10 minute break<br />
Parts of Speech Review #1<br />Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs, and Adjectives<br />
Nouns<br />Nouns are words that name people, places, or things.<br />	Ex:  students, classroom, computer <br />Write down ...
Verbs<br />Verbs are words that express an action*<br />Ex: talk, walk, teach, listen<br />What are three more action word...
Basic Sentences<br />A simple sentence has a noun part (subject) and a verb part (predicate).<br />Ex:  The teachertalks.<...
More Interesting Sentences<br />We can add some words to our basic sentence to tell more about the teacher and how he/she ...
Adjectives<br />Adjectives give more (or “add”) information about nouns.<br />	Ex:  The crazy teacher talks loudly.<br />	...
Adverbs<br />Adverbs give (“add”) more information about  verbs.<br />	Ex:  The crazy teacher talks loudly.<br />			    		...
Add some adjectives and adverbs to the sentence you wrote earlier.<br />
Student Sentences<br />The tall child listened carefully.<br />The white dog sits calmly.<br />The old filing cabinet shut...
Grammar Assessment<br />Complete the assessment by writing C beside correct sentences and X beside incorrect sentences.<br />
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  1. 1. February 10, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Brainteaser<br /> LANG4UAGE <br />What phrase can the above line and the characters’ position represent?<br />
  3. 3. Introduction to Writing<br />What is the difference between talking and writing?<br />
  4. 4. Introduction to Writing<br />Paragraphs <br />start with an opening point called a topic sentence<br />followed by a series of sentences containing specific supporting points <br />
  5. 5. Introduction to Writing<br />Activity 1 (p. 5 of handout)<br />Complete the outline of the sample paragraph (p.5 of the handout). You may answer in phrases or point form.<br />You have approximately 10 min. Then we will go over it together.<br />
  6. 6. Point: She won’t meet Tony again<br />Reason 1: He was not on time<br />Details: 50 minutes later than he said<br />Reason 2: He was bossy<br />Details: He decided on a movie that he liked even though she didn’t like that type<br />Reason 3: He was abrupt<br />Details: took her to a parking lot to make out<br />as soon he cut his finger he wanted to go home<br />
  7. 7. Introduction to Writing<br />Activity 2 (p. 6 of handout)<br />Complete the statements. You have approximately 5 minutes.<br />
  8. 8. Introduction to Writing<br />Activity<br />Write a paragraph on the best or worst job you have ever had.<br />Provide three reasons why it was the best or worst.<br />Give plenty of details to develop each of your reasons.<br />You have approximately 30 minutes to write this paragraph.<br />
  9. 9. 10 minute break<br />
  10. 10. Parts of Speech Review #1<br />Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs, and Adjectives<br />
  11. 11. Nouns<br />Nouns are words that name people, places, or things.<br /> Ex: students, classroom, computer <br />Write down three nouns that you can find in this room<br />Ex: screen, clock, plant, file cabinet, cups, pen, teacher, chairs, Michele<br />
  12. 12. Verbs<br />Verbs are words that express an action*<br />Ex: talk, walk, teach, listen<br />What are three more action words that describe what we do or could do in the classroom?<br />Ex: learn, sit, brainstorm, write, laugh, analyse, concentrate, escape, drink, express, awaken, look, hear, notice<br />*Some verbs express “states of being” rather than actions: am, was, appears, seems, etc.<br />
  13. 13. Basic Sentences<br />A simple sentence has a noun part (subject) and a verb part (predicate).<br />Ex: The teachertalks.<br />Write a simple sentence right now.<br />
  14. 14. More Interesting Sentences<br />We can add some words to our basic sentence to tell more about the teacher and how he/she talks.<br /> Ex: The crazy teacher talks loudly.<br />
  15. 15. Adjectives<br />Adjectives give more (or “add”) information about nouns.<br /> Ex: The crazy teacher talks loudly.<br /> (adjective) <br />What are some other adjectives that we could use instead of crazy?<br />
  16. 16. Adverbs<br />Adverbs give (“add”) more information about verbs.<br /> Ex: The crazy teacher talks loudly.<br /> (adverb)<br />What other adverbs could we use instead of loudly?<br />
  17. 17. Add some adjectives and adverbs to the sentence you wrote earlier.<br />
  18. 18. Student Sentences<br />The tall child listened carefully.<br />The white dog sits calmly.<br />The old filing cabinet shut mysteriously.<br />The window is almost closed. closes automatically<br />closed tightly.<br />[Be careful. You should be careful. You are careful. You will be careful. ]<br />The nice student writes nicely.<br />The bored student escaped secretly.<br />The sick student sleeps in the class deeply. <br />
  19. 19. Grammar Assessment<br />Complete the assessment by writing C beside correct sentences and X beside incorrect sentences.<br />

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