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Monday, March 28th<br />Grammar:  Subject-Verb Agreement<br />Writing: Process Paragraphs<br />
Housekeeping<br />Due today:  Writing Assignment #2, p. 185 <br />2.	Handing back:  Grammar Quiz<br />
Grammar Challenge<br />In the kitchen there were bowls for dog food and water, and lots of kinds of dog treats were on the...
Grammar Challenge<br />To prepare for a test, many points have to be considered. (or ;) For example, it is highly recommen...
Grammar Challenge<br />On the table, there is always many cups, glasses and cans.<br />There are always many cups, glasses...
Grammar Challenge<br />First of all, collect the things you want to sell or get rid of;  For example, you might collect ol...
Subject-Verb Agreement, p. 464-467<br />Singular subjects must take a singular verb.<br />I walk fast<br />you walk fast <...
Mistakes in Subject-Verb Agreement. . . <br />. . . usually occur in the following situations:<br />When words come betwee...
When words come between the subject and verb (p. 464) . . .<br />. . . subject-verb agreement does not change.<br />Ex:  T...
Reminder: Prepositional phrases<br />Prepositions are words that usually indicate time and space relationships.<br />Ex:  ...
When trying to find the subject of a sentence, it can help to cross out the prepositional phrases:<br />Nell, with her thr...
Activity 1, p. 464<br />Do as many others as you can finish in 5  minutes.<br />1. seem<br />2. taste<br />3. is<br />4. s...
When a verb comes before a subject . . . <br />. . . it must still agree with the subject!<br />Ex: On Sasha’s desk were t...
Activity 2, p. 465<br />Do as many others as you can finish in 5  minutes.<br />1. What is your middle name?<br />2. Among...
With compound subjects, p. 466<br />Situation 1:  When two subjects are joined by and they take a plural verb:<br />Ex:  M...
With compound subjects, p. 466<br />Situation 2:  In contrast, when subjects are joined by either . . . or, neither . . . ...
Activity 3, p. 466.<br />Do as many others as you can finish in 5  minutes.<br />1. Our cats and dog stay . . .<br />2.  A...
With indefinite pronouns<br />These words alwaystake singular verbs:<br />However:  “both” always takes a plural verb!<br />
Activity 4, p. 467<br />Do as many others as you can finish in 5  minutes.<br />1. is<br />2. feels<br />3. knows<br />4. ...
BREAK<br />
Writing – Intro Activity (5-7 min.)<br />Explain the steps or stages in one of the following processes to a classmate:<br ...
Writing – Intro Activity 2 (5-7 min.)<br />One student must guide the other student to complete one of the following tasks...
Process Paragraph<br />A process paragraph describes the process, method, or steps a reader would need to follow to make o...
Process Paragraph<br />When writing a process paragraph you need to<br />give all the steps needed (don’t leave out steps ...
Process Paragraphs, p. 192-195<br />Let’s look at some sample process paragraphs now. <br />
Process Paragraphs, p. 192-195<br />Now, re-read the paragraphs on your own, looking up unfamiliar words.<br />Next, compl...
Questions, p. 194-195<br />About Unity<br /> “Sneaking into the House at Night”<br />5, 6<br />About Support<br />5 (17)<b...
Questions, p. 194-195<br />4.  <br />a. realize you are not to blame<br />b. announce that you will no longer accept being...
Questions, p. 194-195<br />About Coherence<br />5. time order<br />6. first, Second, Next, (Finally)<br />
Homework – for next week<br />For next Monday, April 4th:<br />Do Writing Assignment #1 on p. 198-201.  Follow the step-by...
Homework – for next class<br />For Wed. March 30th :  Literature<br />1.  All Summer in a Day<br />For Discussion, p. 99 -...
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  1. 1. Monday, March 28th<br />Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement<br />Writing: Process Paragraphs<br />
  2. 2. Housekeeping<br />Due today: Writing Assignment #2, p. 185 <br />2. Handing back: Grammar Quiz<br />
  3. 3. Grammar Challenge<br />In the kitchen there were bowls for dog food and water, and lots of kinds of dog treats were on the kitchen counter.<br />OR<br />In the kitc hen . . . , so . . . (grammatically correct but changes the meaning. . . )<br />
  4. 4. Grammar Challenge<br />To prepare for a test, many points have to be considered. (or ;) For example, it is highly recommended to choose a quiet and peaceful place<br />To be prepared for a test, you should consider many points.<br />To prepare for a test, you . . . <br />
  5. 5. Grammar Challenge<br />On the table, there is always many cups, glasses and cans.<br />There are always many cups, glasses and cans on the table.<br />On the table there are always many cups, glasses and cans.<br />On the table there always are many cups, glasses and cans.<br />
  6. 6. Grammar Challenge<br />First of all, collect the things you want to sell or get rid of; For example, you might collect old clothes, shoes, and books. <br />or get rid of; you might collect old clothes, shoes, and <br />. . . or get rid of: old clothes, shoes, and books.<br />
  7. 7. Subject-Verb Agreement, p. 464-467<br />Singular subjects must take a singular verb.<br />I walk fast<br />you walk fast <br />he/she walks fast<br />Plural subjects must take a plural verb.<br />We walk fast <br />they walk fast<br />
  8. 8. Mistakes in Subject-Verb Agreement. . . <br />. . . usually occur in the following situations:<br />When words come between the subject and verb<br />When a verb comes before a subject<br />With compound subjects<br />With indefinite pronouns<br />
  9. 9. When words come between the subject and verb (p. 464) . . .<br />. . . subject-verb agreement does not change.<br />Ex: The noisy dogsin my neighbourhood get on my nerves.<br /> (plural subject) (plural verb)<br />The words “in my neighbourhood” form a prepositional phrase that does not affect s-v agreement.<br />
  10. 10. Reminder: Prepositional phrases<br />Prepositions are words that usually indicate time and space relationships.<br />Ex: before, under, with, behind, in, of, etc.<br />Prepositional phrases are word groups that begin with prepositions <br />(they usually include an object and adjectives or adverbs)<br />Ex: during class, behind the old bridge<br />
  11. 11. When trying to find the subject of a sentence, it can help to cross out the prepositional phrases:<br />Nell, with her three dogs close behind, runs around the park every day.<br />The seamsin my new coat have split after only two years.<br />When words come between the subject and verb (Cont’d.)<br />
  12. 12. Activity 1, p. 464<br />Do as many others as you can finish in 5 minutes.<br />1. seem<br />2. taste<br />3. is<br />4. speak<br />5. is<br />
  13. 13. When a verb comes before a subject . . . <br />. . . it must still agree with the subject!<br />Ex: On Sasha’s desk were two books.<br />Ex: There are many sushi restaurants in Vancouver.<br />To try to find the subject, ask yourself who or what does the verb refer to.<br />Ex: Q: What was on Sasha’s desk?<br /> A: The books.<br />So, the verb must agree with “books” (plural) not Sasha (singular)!!<br />
  14. 14. Activity 2, p. 465<br />Do as many others as you can finish in 5 minutes.<br />1. What is your middle name?<br />2. Among the guests was. . . <br />3. Where do you go . . .<br />4. There are many . . .<br />5. In that grave rest . . . .<br />
  15. 15. With compound subjects, p. 466<br />Situation 1: When two subjects are joined by and they take a plural verb:<br />Ex: Maple syrup andsweet buttertaste delicious on pancakes.<br />Ex: Mikeand Sharon have a lot of work to do.<br />
  16. 16. With compound subjects, p. 466<br />Situation 2: In contrast, when subjects are joined by either . . . or, neither . . . nor, not only . . . but also, the verb agrees with the subject closest to the verb:<br /> (plural) (singular) (singular)<br />Ex: Either the students or the teachertakes a day off every month.<br /> (singular) (plural) (plural)<br />Ex: Either the teacher or the studentstake a day off every month. <br />
  17. 17. Activity 3, p. 466.<br />Do as many others as you can finish in 5 minutes.<br />1. Our cats and dog stay . . .<br />2. Are the birthday cake and ice cream . . .<br />3. Staples and scotch tape hold . . . <br />4. Rent and car insurance were . . .<br />5. Neither the students nor the instructor wants . . . <br />
  18. 18. With indefinite pronouns<br />These words alwaystake singular verbs:<br />However: “both” always takes a plural verb!<br />
  19. 19. Activity 4, p. 467<br />Do as many others as you can finish in 5 minutes.<br />1. is<br />2. feels<br />3. knows<br />4. needs<br />5. sounds<br />
  20. 20. BREAK<br />
  21. 21. Writing – Intro Activity (5-7 min.)<br />Explain the steps or stages in one of the following processes to a classmate:<br />how I make coffee (or another simple drink)<br />how to open a bottle of champagne<br /> the stages in a relationship<br />
  22. 22. Writing – Intro Activity 2 (5-7 min.)<br />One student must guide the other student to complete one of the following tasks giving verbal step by step instructions. <br />tie a bow OR special kind of knot (use the string provided . . . )<br />make a simple paper object (airplane, fan, origami)<br />NOTE: You cannot “show” or “help,” only “tell,” so your instructions must be very clear.<br />
  23. 23. Process Paragraph<br />A process paragraph describes the process, method, or steps a reader would need to follow to make or do something.<br />Ex: making an omelette <br />Ex: overcoming an addiction <br />
  24. 24. Process Paragraph<br />When writing a process paragraph you need to<br />give all the steps needed (don’t leave out steps you think are obvious but that the reader might not know)<br />put extra thought into the order you give the details or steps <br />use appropriate transitionwords to help the reader follow the steps (First, second, next, also, then, later, after, now, finally, etc.)<br />if relevant, explain why certain steps are important or how they should be done<br />use a consistent point of view (first person -“I” or second person “you”)<br />
  25. 25. Process Paragraphs, p. 192-195<br />Let’s look at some sample process paragraphs now. <br />
  26. 26. Process Paragraphs, p. 192-195<br />Now, re-read the paragraphs on your own, looking up unfamiliar words.<br />Next, complete the questions on p. 194-195. We will go over these together.<br />You have approximately 20 minutes. If you finish early, you should <br />read quietly (either your own reading material or something from the back shelf)<br />work on any unfinished homework<br />
  27. 27. Questions, p. 194-195<br />About Unity<br /> “Sneaking into the House at Night”<br />5, 6<br />About Support<br />5 (17)<br />
  28. 28. Questions, p. 194-195<br />4. <br />a. realize you are not to blame<br />b. announce that you will no longer accept being abused<br />c. offer to go with him or her to talk to a counsellor<br />d. leave your partner<br />
  29. 29. Questions, p. 194-195<br />About Coherence<br />5. time order<br />6. first, Second, Next, (Finally)<br />
  30. 30. Homework – for next week<br />For next Monday, April 4th:<br />Do Writing Assignment #1 on p. 198-201. Follow the step-by-step instructions. Hand in all your work. <br />Subject-Verb Agreement Practice<br />Review Tests, p. 468-469<br />Online Practice (See “Grammar Practice” link)<br />
  31. 31. Homework – for next class<br />For Wed. March 30th : Literature<br />1. All Summer in a Day<br />For Discussion, p. 99 - Complete Questions 2 and 5. (5 marks each)<br />Write a vocabulary paragraph for the following words from the story: resilient (adj.), savoured (v.), solemn (adj.),consequence (n.), tumultuously (adv.)<br />2. The Possibility of Evil<br />Read the story and complete the “Reviewing Story Elements” handout. Be prepared to participate in class discussions.<br />

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