Monday, September 22, 2014

Mr. McGinty is Missing!

Substitute Teacher Extraordinaire - Ms. Eddy
Announcement  Happy Monday! I'm sorry I couldn't be with you today; I had a teaching conference to attend. But I'm leaving you in the very capable hands of Ms. Eddy, one of the finest substitute teachers around. Please follow Ms. Eddy's directions and treat her with the respect she deserves. I will see you all tomorrow!  

Grammar Practice: Coordinating Conjunctions  Let's continue to learn about how to bring parts of sentences together. Conjunctions are types of words that serve as connectors between words, phrases, and sentences. Read the graphic below to learn how conjunctions can specifically bring two separate sentences (or independent clauses together).  



The special type of conjunctions that work to combine two separate sentences into one are called coordinating conjunctions; they're also affectionately know as FANBOYS. Study the FANBOYS conjunctions below.     

Now let's practice working with conjunctions by exploring the lesson here. First, click on "Lesson 1: Coordinating Conjunctions." Listen to the instruction (If you have headphones, please use them). Next, complete the activity that follows. If you have time, you may continue your conjunction practice by playing the game here

Summary Paragraph: "Tuesday of the Other June"  Today is your last day to work on your summary paragraph in class. Just a reminder: Your paragraph must include a topic sentence that identifies the title, author and the topic of the story. The content of the paragraph must incorporate the main events from the beginning, middle and end of the story. Your paragraph should be written in your own words and not include personal opinions. Finally, your paragraph should be well-organized and include appropriate transitions. The summary paragraph assignment is due tomorrow, Tuesday, September 23. If you finish early, you may read and/or take A.R. quizzes.  

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and make a digital Reading Log entry. (2.) Complete your "Tuesday of the Other June" Summary Paragraph, which is due tomorrow, Tuesday, September 23