Thursday, September 10, 2015

Avoiding Sentence Fragments and Marking Poems

Grammar in Context: Sentence Fragments  A sentence expresses a complete thought. A fragment is only a piece of a thought. Let's examine several fragments in the short story "Eleven" and see if we can transform them into complete sentences. 

BrainPop Video: Sentence Fragments  Let's continue to learn about what sentence fragments look like and how to avoid them by watching a BrainPop video. I will show the video whole-class and then lead you in an interactive quiz. If afterwards, you would like to explore the topic independently in BrainPop, you may. Just go to Google Drive. Click on the group of squares located towards the top of your Drive screen. Click "More" to see additional apps. Locate "BrainPOP" and click. 

Once you're in the BrainPop program, enter 'Sentence Fragments' in the search bar. From there, locate your chosen topic and explore the video and related activities. 

Poetry Marking: "On Turning 10"  In this activity, you will explore how the speaker of the poem “On Turning 10” feels about growing up by marking the text and answering questions. The activity Text Marking: “On Turning 10” can be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom.

Homework  (1.) Complete the activity Text Marking: “On Turning 10” which is due next Friday, September 18. (2.) Complete and 'turn in' assignments from the past week by tomorrow, Friday, September 11, which include: Making Inferences ("Dear Future") and Analyzing Character ("Dear Future"). (3.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least two entries by the end of the day tomorrow.)