Thursday, October 13, 2016

Run-on Sentences and Academic Business Time

Appropriate Behavior with the Substitute  I'm sorry I couldn't be with you today. I fully expect you to be on your very best behavior with your substitute today. Please stay in your seats, stay focused on the work outlined here on the Blog, and, most importantly, treat your substitute with decency and respect. Remember, I can monitor your computer use from home and expect to see that you focused on your assignments and not goofing around.If you don't have a working Chromebook today, partner up with someone at your table and work with them. I expect to receive a positive report form the substitute upon my return. Students that choose to not to be their best selves today may receive serious consequences upon my return. Have a great day!

Grammar Practice: Run-on Sentences  Something problematic that I have noticed in some of your writing is the frequency in which you are using run-on sentences. A run-on sentence is two more sentences that are not properly joined or separated. A couple of examples can be found below. 

There are different ways to repair run-on sentences. Review the image below for ideas on how to fix them.

Now that you better understand what a run-on sentence is and some of the different ways to fix them, let's practice. Practice identifying run-on sentences here. Next, practice repairing them here. Finally, play a game in which you identify fragments, run-on, and sentences for cash and prizes here

Academic Business Time  If need be, you may use the remainder of class time to work on completing your assignments. Otherwise, you may use this time to silent read, take AR quizzes, read Newsela articles of your choice, or practice your typing.   

Homework  (1.) Read for at least 30 minutes at home each school night. (2.) Complete the assignment Nadia the Willful - Characters and Theme, which will be due tomorrow, Friday, October 14 

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