Monday, September 19, 2016

Avoiding Sentence Fragments and New Flocabulary Vocabulary

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" we read earlier this year 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. 

Flocabulary Vocabulary  Welcome to Unit 2 of Flocabulary's vocabulary program. This week we have a new set of words to interact with, learn, and hopefully begin to incorporate into our own vocabulary. This week's words are: 

ample / collaborate / concise / distinct / diversity / dominate / ignite / linger / mimic / objective / parody / rural / strive / superior / urban

After watching and interacting with the video and song a couple of times, study the words and their meanings and work on the activity Vocabulary - Unit 2 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Fix the Mistake, which can be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom

Homework  (1.) Read for at least 30 minutes at home each school night. (2.) Continue working on your Vocabulary - Unit 2 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Fix the Mistake assignment, which is due on Friday, September 23.

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